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Dickon Stainer, Long Yu, Frank Briegmann, Fedina Zhou, Philipp Justus, and Clemens Trautman

Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

Deutsche Grammophon announces 120th anniversary plans

8:22, 13th June 2018

Deutsche Grammophon will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year and with an international programme of activities and new releases.

The DG120 live festivities will begin in October with a launch concert in Beijing, featuring the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Long Yu. Concerts will then take place all over the world, including in Hamburg, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

In partnership with Google Arts & Culture, Deutsche Grammophon are creating digitised versions of rediscovered and previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early 1900s, including a reading by Leo Tolstoy and early recordings by Louis Armstrong.

In addition, a 120-CD collection entitled DG120: The Anniversary Edition will be released globally on 21 September.

‘Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary is about sharing classical music’s emotional force and expressive beauty with as many people as possible around the world,’ said the label’s president, Dr Clemens Trautmann.

‘The Yellow Label’s founders used new technology to inspire millions and – together with our family of artists – we are determined to continue what they started as we engage established and future audiences with our DG120 campaign.’


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