120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon: The Anniversary Edition | Deutsche Grammophon 4835268

120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon: The Anniversary Edition

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4835268

Format: CD + Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 122

Release Date: 5th October 2018

About

The story of Deutsche Grammophon goes back as far as the birth of recording itself. Founded in June 1898, in Hanover its directors are Emile Berliner – inventor of both the disc and the player – and his brother Joseph. By 1900, Berliner’s disc has eclipsed Edison’s cylinder as the industry standard. In 1910, DG markets the earliest orchestral recording: the opening movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Wilhelm Backhaus. By the time of Joseph Berliner’s death in 1928 and Emile’s the following year, DG’s annual production has reached nearly 10 million records, with the Hanover factory employing some 600 people.

In 1950 78-rpm records with up to nine minutes playing time per side are introduced, based on the DG invention of variable groove spacing, and the next year the company releases its first 33-rpm long-playing records. In 1957, Deutsche Grammophon’s trademark “cartouche” is introduced. 1962 heralds the first stereo recording: the Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Karajan. DG produces the first digital recording in 1979 (Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Gidon Kremer and the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Lorin Maazel) and three years later sees the introduction of the CD and the first Deutsche Grammophon title in mass production: Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

Since its foundation Deutsche Grammophon has always been a pioneer in the use of new technology but it is during this decade where digital technology is on a level to move beyond familiar audio and video products, and as we consume more and more music through streaming platforms the shifting landscape has presented new opportunities for Deutsche Grammophon. The history of recorded classical music is the history of Deutsche Grammophon; and since the label has always been at the forefront of innovations and home to the world’s greatest performers it remains the future of classical music. Deutsche Grammophon is classical music.

Deutsche Grammophon’s unrivaled roster is divided in 12 Chapters representing the essential genres within DG’s recording activities. Many genres include new compilation albums bringing together very rare early recordings including many released internationally for the first time and several recordings newly digitised from historic shellac discs:

• Orchestral (27 CDs)
• Concertos (22 CDs)
• Piano Solo (17 CDs)
• Chamber Music (11 CDs)
• Opera (11 CDs)
• Oratorio & Sacred (5 CDs)
• Lied (8 CDs)
• Archiv Produktion (6 CDs)
• Polydor & Light Music (3 CDs)
• Avant-garde (4 CDs)
• Neoclassical (3 CDs)
• Spoken Word (3 CDs)

120 CDs telling the story of the Yellow Label, sub-divided by genre and including many recordings released internationally for the first time and recordings newly digitised from historic shellac discs

1 Bonus CD with brand-new unreleased recordings “The years to come” (including Daniil Trifonov)

1 Blu-ray Audio featuring the complete Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Each album presented in spined wallets with original sleeve art

200-page book (in E/F/G) with extensive documentation including:
1. Introduction by Richard Evidon
2. 4 substantial essays about DG’s history: The Early Years, The Golden 50s, The Star Years, The Future
3. 12 shorter essays about every genre
4. Numerous photographs and facsimiles from the archives of Deutsche Grammophon

Includes six postcards with legendary covers plus 5 historic documents

Contents:

CD 1
Early Orchestral Recordings I
- Arthur Nikisch / Alfred Hertz

CD 2
Early Orchestral Recordings II
- Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter

CD 3
Early Orchestral Recordings III
- Wilhelm Furtwängler, Victor de Sabata, Jascha Horenstein, Alois Melichar, Hans Pfitzner

CD 4
Early Orchestral Recordings IV
- Max Fiedler, Hidemaro Konoye, Herbert von Karajan, R Strauss, Paul van Kempen

CD 5
Schubert - Symphony no.9
Haydn - Symphony no.88
- Furtwängler

CD 6
Bruckner
- Symphony no.9
- Eugen Jochum

CD 7
Dvořák
- Symphony no.9
Smetana - Vltava
Liszt - Les Préludes
- Ferenc Fricsay

CD 8
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.6 “Pathétique”
- Evgeny Mravinsky

CD 9
Mozart
- Symphonies nos. 39-41
- Karl Böhm

CD 10
Berlioz
- Symphonie fantastique
Cherubini - Anacréon Overture
- Igor Markevich

CD 11
Beethoven
- Symphony no.9, Coriolan Overture
- Karajan

CD 12
Mahler
- Symphony no.1, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
- Rafael Kubelík

CD 13
Holst - The Planets
R
Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
- William Steinberg

CD 14
Beethoven
- Symphonies nos. 5 & 7
- Carlos Kleiber

CD 15
Saint-Saëns
- Symphony no.3 "Organ Symphony"
- Daniel Barenboim

CD 16
Debussy
- La Mer
Ravel - Ma mère l'Oye, Rapsodie espagnole
- Carlo Maria Giulini

CD 17
R Strauss
- Eine Alpensinfonie
- Karajan

CD 18
Mahler
- Symphony no.5
- Leonard Bernstein

CD 19
Copland
- Appalachian Spring
- Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

CD 20
Messiaen
- Turangalîla-Symphonie
- Myung-whun Chung

CD 21
Stravinsky
- Le Sacre du printemps, Pétrouchka
- Pierre Boulez

CD 22
Franck
- Symphony in D minor
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
- Seiji Ozawa

CD 23
Wagner
- Orchestral Music
- Claudio Abbado

CD 24
German Overtures
- Christian Thielemann

CD 25
Mussorgsky
- Pictures at an Exhibition
- Gustavo Dudamel

CD 26
Mendelssohn
- Symphonies nos. 4 & 5
- Yannick Nézet-Séguin

CD 27
Bruckner
- Symphony no.4 “Romantic”
- Andris Nelsons

CD 28
Early Concerto Recordings

CD 29
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto no.2
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto no.1
- Sviatoslav Richter

CD 30
Saint-Saëns
- Cello Concerto no.1
Lalo - Cello Concerto in D minor
- Pierre Fournier

CD 31
Bach
- Violin Concertos
Beethoven - Romances
- David Oistrakh

CD 32
Mozart
- Violin Concertos nos. 1 & 2
- Wolfgang Schneiderhan

CD 33
Tchaikovsky
- Violin Concerto in D major
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor
- Nathan Milstein

CD 34
Mozart
- Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 21
- Friedrich Gulda

CD 35
Boccherini, Tartini, Vivaldi - Cello Concertos
- Mstislav Rostropovich

CD 36
Beethoven
- Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 3
- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

CD 37
Brahms
- Piano Concerto no.1
- Maurizio Pollini / Karl Böhm

CD 38
Dvořák
- Cello Concerto in B minor
Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor
- Mischa Maisky

CD 39
Liszt
- Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2, Totentanz
- Krystian Zimerman

CD 40
Mozart
- Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
- Charles Neidich

CD 41
Prokofiev
- Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 3
- Kissin

CD 42
Shostakovich
- Piano Concerto no.1, op.35
Haydn - Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/11
- Martha Argerich

CD 43
Brahms
- Violin Concerto in D major
Schumann - Fantasy for Violin: fourth movement
- Anne-Sophie Mutter

CD 44
Beethoven - Chorfantasie
Pärt - Credo
Corigliano - Fantasia on an Ostinato
- Hélène Grimaud

CD 45 “Echoes of time”
Shostakovich - Violin Concerto no.1
Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
- Lisa Batiashvili, HélèneGrimaud

CD 46
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto no.3
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto no.2
- Yuja Wang

CD 47
Vieuxtemps
- Violin Concerto no.4
Mozart - Violin Concerto no.5
- Hilary Hahn

CD 48
Lost and Found (Concertos)
- Albrecht Mayer

CD 49
Chopin
- Piano Sonata no.1, Ballades
- Seong-Jin Cho

CD 50
Early Solo Piano Recordings

CD 51
Ravel, Bartók
- Monique Haas

CD 52
Beethoven
- Piano Sonatas: Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata, Op.110
- Elly Ney

CD 53
Schubert
- Moments musicaux D780, Impromptus D899 & D935
- Wilhelm Kempff

CD 54
Debussy
- Images 1 & 2
- Michelangeli

CD 55
Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Webern
- Pollini

CD 56
Beethoven
- Piano Sonatas: Tempest, Waldstein, Les Adieux
- Emil Gilels

CD 57
Brahms
- Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
- Barenboim

CD 58
Brahms
- Ungarische Tänze, Waltzes op.39
- Aloys & Alfons Kontarsky

CD 59
Chopin
- Piano Sonatas nos. 2 & 3, Scherzo in C sharp minor
- Martha Argerich

CD 60
Ravel
, Prokofiev
- Ivo Pogorelich

CD 61Horowitz the Poet”
Schumann, Schubert
- Vladimir Horowitz

CD 62
Mozart
- C minor Fantasia, Piano Sonatas K331 & K457
- Maria João Pires

CD 63
Carnegie Hall Recital
- Lang Lang

CD 64
Carnegie Hall Recital
- Daniil Trifonov

CD 65
Bach
- French Suites BWV812-814
- Murray Perahia

CD 66
Schubert
- Impromptus D899, Klavierstücke D946
- Grigory Sokolov

CD 67
Early Chamber Music Recordings

CD 68
Schubert
- Der Tod und das Mädchen, Forellenquintett
- Koeckert Quartet

CD 69
Haydn
- “Emperor” Quartet
Mozart - “Hunt” Quartet
- Amadeus Quartet

CD 70
Mozart
, Debussy, Ibert, Berio
- Aurèle Nicolet

CD 71
Brahms
- String Quartets nos. 1 & 3
Haydn - String Quartet op.76 no.4 (unreleased)
- Melos Quartet

CD 72
Schoenberg
- Verklärte Nacht, Streichtrio
- LaSalle Quartet

CD 73
Debussy
, Ravel, Webern - String Quartets
- Hagen Quartet

CD 74
Beethoven
- Rasumovsky Quartet no.3, Harp Quartet, Quartetto Serioso
- Emerson Quartet

CD 75
Brahms
- Piano Quartet no.1
Schumann - Fantasiestücke
- Maisky, Argerich, Kremer, Bashmet

CD 76
Mozart
- Piano Trios
- Mutter, Previn, Müller-Schott

CD 77
Mendelssohn
- Octet, Violin Concerto
- Daniel Hope

CD 78
Early Italian Opera Recordings

CD 79
Early German Opera Recordings

CD 80
Weber - Der Freischütz (abridged)
- Robert Heger

CD 81
Rita Streich sings Opera Arias


CD 82-83
Verdi
- La traviata
- C. Kleiber

CD 85
Opera Gala

- Plácido Domingo

CD 85
Wagner

- Bryn Terfel

CD 86
Mozart
- Opera Arias
- Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle

CD 87
Duets
- Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón

CD 88
Bel canto
- Elīna Garanča

CD 89-90
Haydn
- Die Schöpfung
- Karajan

CD 91
Mozart
- Requiem
- Böhm

CD 92
Bach
- Magnificat, Cantata BWV 140
- Karl Richter

CD 93
Biber
- Missa Salisburgensis
- Paul McCreesh & Reinhard Goebel

CD 94
Early Lied Recordings I

CD 95
Early Lied Recordings II

CD 96
Schubert - Winterreise
- Peter Anders

CD 97
Schumann
- Dichterliebe
- Fritz Wunderlich

CD 98
Schumann
- Liederkreis
Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch, Mignon
- Christa Ludwig

CD 99
Schubert
- Lieder
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

CD 100
Brahms
- Lieder
- Jessye Norman

CD 101
Chaminade
- Mots d’amour
- Anne Sofie von Otter

CD 102
Bach
- Schübler Chorales, Organ Sonata no.1 BWV 525
- Helmut Walcha

CD 103
Handel
- Utrecht Te Deum, Zadok the Priest
- Geraint Jones

CD 104
Music of the Gothic Era
- David Munrow, Early Music Consort of London

CD 105
Vivaldi
- Four Seasons
- Simon Standage, Trevor Pinnock

CD 106
Bach
- Ascension Cantatas BWV 11, 34, 43, 128
- John Eliot Gardiner

CD 107
Concerto italiano
- Giuliano Carmignola

CD 108
Early Light Music Recordings
- Rudi Schuricke, Walzer Solisten

CD 109
Majesty of the Waltz
- Franz Marszalek

CD 110
Weihnachtsalbum
- Fritz Wunderlich

CD 111
Kagel - 1898, Music for Renaissance Instruments

CD 112
Reich
- Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments
- Steve Reich

CD 113
Wien Modern: Ligeti, Rihm, Boulez, Nono
- Abbado

CD 114
Glass
- Violin Concerto
- Philip Glass, Gidon Kremer

CD 115
Invisible Connections
- Vangelis

CD 116
Recomposed
- Max Richter

CD 117
Jóhannsson
- Orphée

CD 118
Goethe
- Faust I
- Gustaf Gründgens

CD 119
Goethe
- Faust II
- Gustaf Gründgens

CD 120
Prokofiev
- Peter and the Wolf
- Sting, Abbado

CD 121
"The years to come": Bonus CD with brand-new unreleased recordings

Disc 122 (Blu-ray Audio)
Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen
- Karajan

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