120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon: The Anniversary Edition (121CD+Blu-ray Audio)

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A fully new perspective illuminating 120 years of recording history:

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)

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.

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Features:

  • 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 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

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Disc Listing:

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 61 “Horowitz 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

 

  • Includes six postcards with legendary covers + 5 historic documents