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Mark Wilkinson takes up a new strategic role on classical music

Posted on 14 March 2015 by admin

Mark Wilkinson, currently President of Deutsche Grammophon, has been appointed Vice President International Strategy & Artist Development, Global Classics, a role that will be based in London. Until a successor is found for the DG post, Wilkinson will stay in the role. Dickon Stainer, Universal Music’s President of Global Classics, commented that ‘I’m delighted that Mark is taking up this new role which sits right at the very heart of our new global strategy for classical music. Mark is one of the most experienced classical executives in the world with a record of developing and nurturing artists of the highest calibre and in this new role he will be a huge asset in strengthening our global footprint for classical music.’

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Pierre Boulez’s 10 CDs box-set on DG, his Complete Works

Posted on 20 May 2013 by admin

Pierre Boulez ( born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor and pianist.  In 1954, with the support of Jean-Louis Barrault, he founded the Domaine musical in Paris – one of the first concert series dedicated entirely to the performance of modern music. His masterpiece Le marteau sans maître (The Hammer without a Master) for ensemble and voice is a  “keystone of 20th-century music”, and one of few works of advanced music from the 1950s to remain in the repertoire. He has made a decisive contribution to the development of music in the 20th century and inspired generations of young musicians with his pioneering spirit.

This 10 CD box-set will be released on July 16, 2013.

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DG’s first app, Beethoven 9 is now available for download

Posted on 17 May 2013 by admin

The Deutsche Grammophon now try out its first app, discover Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony in a new, interactive way.  The BEETHOVEN 9 app release 16 May. 2013, is re-invented for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, including:

· Playback: 1 video + 3 audio recordings,
synchronised to each other and
to various digital score options
· The Story: an introduction to Beethoven’s 9th

· Insights: video interviews with a
wide range of musical personalities

Fricsay (1958) · Karajan (1963)
Bernstein (1979 / Video) · Gardiner (1992)
You can go Apple App Store and search ” Beethoven 9″ to download, parts free.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Deutsche Grammophon announced collaboration on new recording

Posted on 06 May 2013 by admin

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir established more than 150 years ago, is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning, 360-member, all-volunteer choir. The choir is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The choir is completely self-funded, traveling and producing albums to support the organization. Deutsche Grammophon is one of the leading classical recording labels in the world. Now they announced that they will collaborate on a recording to be released on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The CD, slated for release worldwide in September 2013, will feature the Choir, its companion ensemble, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and internationally-acclaimed baritone, Bryn Terfel. “We are honored to be recording with this prestigious label and delighted to work again with our great friend, Bryn Terfel,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir. Terfel first appeared in a Choir Christmas concert in 2003 and again on 2007 concerts celebrating the reopening of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Terfel also recorded the baritone solo on Wilberg’s Requiem, released on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir® recording label in 2008. Mark Wilkinson, President of Deutsche Grammophon, indicated, “We are privileged to be able to help bring together two true giants of the music world like Bryn and the Choir. This is Bryn’s first studio album in three years, and we are very excited at the prospect of bringing the Choir, its special sound, and its unique story to an international audience. This is turning into a real ‘event’, and will be one of the company’s key priorities this autumn.” The repertoire for the recording will have a decidedly Americana feel but will also reflect the shared Welsh heritage of the Choir and Terfel. Many of the founding members of the Choir were Welsh immigrants to Utah. Among the songs included are “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” with English and Welsh verses; a new arrangement by Tabernacle organist, Richard Elliott of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” with jazz organ accompaniment; and “Faith’s Call,” by British royal wedding composer, Paul Mealor, newly commissioned just for this recording. The tracks include ten new arrangements by Mack Wilberg, one of the world’s foremost arrangers. Choir President Ron Jarrett said, “This is the perfect project for the Choir and Orchestra because it will enable us to transcend cultural and generational boundaries to unite people around the world through music.” Jarrett indicated that Deseret Book, the Choir’s recording distributor for over a decade, will also be involved in the project by distributing the CD through the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) market which it knows in detail. Deseret Book and Deutsche Grammophon are exploring ways to increase Choir music sales both domestically and internationally. The recording will take place in six recording sessions in the Salt Lake Tabernacle during the week of May 6. Mr. Terfel will journey to Utah on his way back from performances in Australia and New Zealand. Grammy-award winning sound engineers for both the Choir and Deutsche Grammophon will collaborate to produce the CD recording. Terfel will also appear on the Choir’s weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word on Sunday May 12 (Mother’s Day). The public is invited to attend the broadcast in the Tabernacle. The recording sessions (including the usual Thursday night open rehearsal on May 9) will be closed to the public. The 360-voice Choir, accompanied frequently by the Orchestra at Temple Square, has toured around the world, performs dozens of concerts per year and has released over 200 recordings since its first recording in 1910. Its weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast is the world’s longest continuing network broadcast and currently airs on over 2,000 radio, TV, cable and satellite stations worldwide. The Choir’s official YouTube channel (youtube.com/MormonTabChoir) has a huge archive of full episodes of Music and the Spoken Word, past Christmas specials, and concerts featuring special guests. Fans can also follow the Choir on Twitter @MormonTabChoir. Bryn Terfel was born and raised in northern Wales, where he was singing onstage in Eisteddfod competitions by the age of four. He later graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has appeared in all the major opera houses in the world and has recorded numerous award-winning CDs. Though he performs all over the world, he still maintains strong ties with Wales. Every year he hosts the Faenol Festival in northern Wales and brings a mixture of opera, Welsh rock, and traditional music back into his own community.

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