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Konstantin Reymaier:

Cesar Franck - Trois Pieces & Trois Chorals

2022 marks the bicentenary of César Franck, undoubtedly one of the most prolific composers in 19th century France. Of German ancestry, born in Liège, Belgium, he made his career in Paris. He left a substantial oeuvre of orchestral, choral and chamber music as well as pieces for piano and organ. He was one of the first musicians to take up the harmonic developments of Richard Wagner, and transformed them into his own unique musical language which in turn shaped the further development of French music.

Among his most beautiful and poetic works are two sets of pieces written for the organ: Trois piéces and Trois chorals. The first set was written for the inauguration of the organ in the Palais du Trocadéro, built for the Exposition Universelle (or World’s Fair) of 1878. The second was composed over the course of two months in the summer of 1890; Franck died in November of the same year, and the works were published posthumously in 1891.  

While most recordings of Franck’s music use historical instruments by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, this recording features the large organ at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna which was completed in 2020 and has attracted great international attention, due to its tonal qualities. Naturally, they are different to the sounds Franck himself would have had at his disposal. Nevertheless, the softness and sheer abundance of colours make it very suitable for these pieces and show their orchestral qualities in a different light. The present recording includes detailed and insightful liner notes by organist Konstantin Reymaier.


A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto,To the Moon and Back

Milan Records today releases A TRIBUTE TO RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – TO THE MOON AND BACK, a collection of songs from Sakamoto’s vast catalogue newly reworked and remodeled by contemporary artists and collaborators. Available everywhere now, the album features contributions from THUNDERCAT, DEVONTÉ HYNES, HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, DAVID SYLVIAN, ELECTRIC YOUTH, ALVA NOTO and more, each of which were hand-selected for the project as either past collaborators, friends, admirers, or personal favorites of Sakamoto.

Envisioned by Sakamoto’s management team and Milan Records, A TRIBUTE TO RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – TO THE MOON AND BACK features artists across generation and genre, each with their own connection to the iconic musician. From contemporary admirers of Sakamoto’s work like Thundercat, Devonté Hynes, and Hildur Guðnadóttir to longtime collaborators and friends like David Sylvian, Alva Noto, Cornelius, and Fennesz, plus some of Sakamoto’s personal favorites like Lim Giong, Gabrial Wek, and, the included artists reflect the breadth of Sakamoto’s influence on contemporary music. Given full access to the musician’s extensive catalogue of solo releases and film scores, each artist personally selected their contribution and put their unique spin on Sakamoto’s originals. The result is a collection that reflects the many dimensions of Sakamoto’s career, from the diversity of sound the consummate musician has traversed to the continued legacy of his work on artists of all backgrounds.

Rudolf Buchbinder:

Soiree de Vienne

Rudolf Buchbinder – Soirée de Vienne sounds echoes of the celebrated Austrian pianist’s home city in the form of music closely associated with it. The recording, released by Deutsche Grammophon on 25 November, captures both the lost world of salon soirées and Vienna’s legendary attitude to life, with its heady blend of intensity and insouciance, earthiness and beauty.

“We all have impossible dreams,” says Buchbinder. “And one such dream gave rise to this album: I’d so much like to attend a Viennese soirée where all the composers on this recording are assembled: Strauss, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Beethoven.” His album brings them together in spirit, if not in person, and highlights 19th-century Vienna’s place as one of the world’s most important cultural crucibles. This is a matter of considerable pride for a performer and profound musical thinker who has lived in the city since early childhood, became the youngest ever student at its renowned Akademie für Musik at the age of five, and is an honorary member of the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft.

His new album opens with Soirée de Vienne, a concert paraphrase of themes from Die Fledermaus and other Johann Strauss works created by Alfred Grünfeld, darling of imperial Vienna’s salon scene. It concludes with Soirées de Vienne: Valse-Caprice No. 6, Liszt’s reworking of melodies by Schubert. “These two pieces,” notes Buchbinder, “embody the spirit of a good evening get-together: inspiring, good-humoured, effervescent, but always probing the depths.”

Xuefei Yang:

Guitar Favourites

Classical guitarist Xuefei Yang announces the release of Guitar Favourites, her next album by UMG China on the Decca label. The album represents Xuefei’s unlikely journey to become the finest Chinese guitarist on the world stage through a collection of much-loved tracks known to classical guitar lovers around the world. Xuefei has put together a personal selection of pieces showcasing her musical journey, including pieces she played as a young girl through to audience favourites she’s performed countless times on stage over the years. The album also features Xuefei’s first composition, Xinjiang Fantasy, a work based on traditional folksongs from the Xinjiang region in north-west China, and the world premiere recording of a piece by guitarist John C. Williams.

The album is the product, as well as the embodiment, of an unlikely, pioneering musical journey: from humble beginnings in a culture with no guitar tradition, Xuefei gave up a normal education at a highly regarded school to become the first ever guitar student to enter a music school in China.

As the first Chinese student to be awarded a scholarship from ABRSM, Xuefei went on to become the first Chinese guitarist to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and the first to launch a professional career on the world stage.

Isobel Waller-Bridge:


Prolific composer and musician, Isobel Waller-Bridge, releases her brand new EP ‘VIII’ – a bold, gripping body of work for string ensemble. The eight tracks, conceived as compact miniatures, feature beautiful, lush soundscapes as well as tense, unsettling moments. Recorded at Air Studios in London, and performed by the pioneering, un-conducted string orchestra, 12 Ensemble, this poignant collection of pieces sees Isobel using innovative string techniques throughout.

Critically-acclaimed and in demand for her film, television and theatre scores (Black Mirror, Fleabag, Emma, Munich – The Edge Of War), Waller-Bridge deliberately challenged her established creative process for her first EP on Mercury KX that creates a wealth of emotional uncertainty. Instead of adhering to the parameters of provided visuals or a set narrative, the composer embraced a, somewhat, intimidating and unusual sense of freedom for this very personal project. Working in this way allowed Waller-Bridge to delve deeper into who she is as a musician and composer, touching on the idea of multiple selves, to then find her true musical identity.

Isobel explains, “I found there to be a profound catharsis in writing these pieces. They have in one form or another lived in me for decades and are a private (albeit public) reflection of my style, my development, and my love of writing. The process and the material has reconnected me with parts of my identity, and made me even more curious about music than I was before. I wrote this music to let my inside out.  They are imperfect, and perhaps they are incomplete.  But they are honest.”

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra:

The Christmas Waltz

"Razzleberry dressing would be nice…”




Christmas is a time for good cheer and tidings of comfort and joy, and that is exactly what Jeff Goldblum brings with his new Christmas single, ‘The Christmas Waltz’. Recorded with his long-time band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, the heartwarming jazz standard is released globally today on Decca Records.

‘The Christmas Waltz’ marks a welcome return to music for the Hollywood icon – not that he ever stopped, having continued to gig with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra whenever he had the opportunity. 
Here, we are treated to the actor’s incredibly distinctive voice, which is perfectly suited to this high-spirited, festive number, as he takes to the mic for lead vocals.

Jeff Goldblum, who celebrated turning 70 just last month, says: “Our purpose is a mighty one. We rejoice in life for its own sake. Was I wearing a hat?”

The song was originally written for Frank Sinatra, who requested a new Christmas song and recorded it for the first time in 1954. As ever, Goldblum brings his inimitable wit and charm, the band bring their dazzling jazz licks, and together they deliver the feel and the swing.

The new single is not the only thing launching today. Fans will be thrilled to know that Jeff is entering the world of TikTok, revealing his first post, in true Goldblumian style.

Roman Nagel:

Peaceful Christmas EP

A hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud would have loved him. Roman Nagel, a pianist from Lindlar, Germany, prefers to stand on the edge of the chasm where the unconscious lurks, or expressed differently, where the psychological structure that influences both the ego and the superego. Whereas for Freud the dream was the ideal path to the unconscious, for Nagel it is improvisation. He looks for patterns and repetitive elements and develops a vocabulary consisting of modules he enjoys varying. Suddenly he had arrived in neo-classic music, a music that oscillates between meditative calm and underlying turmoil. Granted, Ludovico Einaudi was an influence, but Nagel only listened to other stars of the genre, such as Nils Frahm, Joep Beving and Martin Kohlstedt, after finding his own personal aesthetic.

Five peaceful instrumental tracks with a seasonal flair that will help you find a more peaceful Christmas. "Peaceful Christmas” is my first Christmas EP and is all about peace.

Samara Joy:

Linger Awhile

Once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy has signed with Verve Records, and will release Linger Awhile, her full-length debut for the label, on September 16. At just 22 years old, Samara has already garnered critical acclaim for a voice “as rich as custard” (The New York Times) and a delivery that is  “disarming [and] unhurried” (NPR Fresh Air), just as she has built a devoted following on TikTok and made avowed fans of Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, and others. The Bronx native took home the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition prize while still in college and performed on The Today Show earlier this year. Hailed as an “exciting boundary-stretcher” by the  (The Boston Globe), Samara also made her “glowing, auspicious debut” (NPR) at the Newport Jazz Festival last weekend, earning multiple standing ovations in the process.

Linger Awhile finds Samara updating beloved songs with a modern twist, sometimes singing original lyrics using the melodies of famous instrumental solos, a style known as vocalese. Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City and featuring exemplary musicianship by Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano), David Wong (double bass), and Kenny Washington (drums), the tracklist is comprised of reinvented classics including “Someone to Watch Over Me” (George Gershwin), “'Round Midnight” (Thelonious Monk), and “Nostalgia (The Day I Knew)” (Fats Navarro). Linger Awhile not only highlights Samara’s timeless vocals and a musical wisdom beyond her years, it also introduces this foundational popular music to a fresh audience.

Nelson Freire:

Memories - The Unreleased Recordings 1970-2019

Decca Classics is proud to announce Nelson Freire - Memories: The Unreleased Recordings 1970-2019. The release pays tribute to the great Brazilian pianist, who passed away on 1 November 2021 and would have been 78 this October. It includes previously unreleased studio recordings and broadcast performances spanning concertos from Beethoven to Bartok.

Decca Classics Label Director and Nelson Freire’s long time recording producer, Dominic Fyfe, says,

“We lost Nelson too early. He still had many records to make. This two-disc set ‘Memories’ will hopefully serve as both a consolation and celebration. Searching through notes made at past sessions I discovered a handful of tracks which had never been released plus Nelson’s own commentary on the radio broadcasts included here. The recordings span almost five decades and salute this wonderful artist and friend. He was one of the Greats and his discography on Decca will forever be a jewel in our crown”.

Listeners will be able to hear unreleased recordings of Freire made in Berlin in 2014 of Bach, Gluck and Beethoven, including the Andante favori – his only recording of this piece. These are coupled with broadcast performances given by Freire between 1970 and 1985 which were personal favourites of his: Beethoven’s 4th with the Saint-Saens cadenzas and a Brahms 2, conducted by Horst Stein, of which Nelson said, “this is quite special”. Rarities include a Bartok 1 from 1970, the year in which he debuted the piece, and the only performance he ever gave of Richard Strauss’ Burleske. To complete the collection, pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Villa-Lobos and Debussy, previously only ever released as digital bonus tracks, are presented here on CD for the first time.

John Williams:

The Fabelmans OMPS

Sony Music Masterworks today releases THE FABELMANS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) by five-time Academy Award® winner JOHN WILLIAMS. Available everywhere now, the album features an original musical score composed by Williams for director Steven Spielberg’s deeply personal cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped his life and career. The soundtrack marks the latest collaboration between Spielberg and Williams, whose longstanding creative partnership spans nearly 50 years and 30 films. From E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park to Schindler’s List, Lincoln and Saving Private Ryan, Williams and Spielberg’s collaborations have produced some of the most iconic and well-recognized music in film history. The Fabelmans is available in select theaters now and will expand to theaters everywhere on November 23.

“The Fabelmans marks the 50th year of John reshaping my stories through his music – this time for the most personal film I have ever made,” STEVEN SPIELBERG says. “John knew my parents well and loved introducing them to the orchestra during our scoring sessions, which made my Dad so proud, and left my Mom beaming.?He wrote this score as a gift to them and, when he first previewed?it for me on his?Steinway, I knew he had made this his most personal gift to me as well. Thank you, Maestro.”

The score was deeply meaningful for Williams, too. “Composing the score for The Fabelmans was a particular joy for me, given the personal nature of the film and its depiction of characters who seem to be so closely associated with Steven Spielberg’s own childhood and family,” JOHN WILLIAMS says. “Over many years, I knew and greatly admired Steven’s parents, and I was always very impressed by his mother Leah’s musical talent. This is a truly special film, so lovingly directed by Steven and featuring a touching and very personal screenplay by Steven and the always-brilliant Tony Kushner. I’m honored to have played a small part in the making of this film.”

Andre Schuen - Daniel Heide:

Franz Schubert - Schwanengesang

Andrè Schuen’s debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, a moving interpretation of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, received widespread critical acclaim, with Gramophone praising the baritone’s “superb, free-ranging voice, used with taste and invariable sensitivity to the text”. Now Schuen continues his personal journey into the composer’s late, great song cycles with a new recording of Schwanengesang (Swan Song), on which he is joined once more by his longstanding duo partner Daniel Heide, hailed in turn by Gramophone for his “model” accompaniment and “limpid playing”. Heide’s subtle pianism again complements Schuen’s insightful interpretations as together they project the beauty and pathos, drama and despair of the fourteen Schwanengesang Lieder. The album is set for release on 18 November 2022 on CD and digitally, including an immersive Dolby Atmos version.

Schubert completed the last of what would prove to be his final songs just over a month before his death in November 1828. Seven of the poems he chose to set at this time are by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one, (“Die Taubenpost”), by the Austrian polymath Johann Gabriel Seidl. It seems likely that he expected the Rellstab and Heine songs to be published separately; however, the Vienna-based composer and publisher, Tobias Haslinger, aware of their posthumous significance as Schubert’s last musical testament, issued them in 1829 under the title Schwanengesang. 

Colin Stetson:

The Menu OMPS

Milan Records today releases THE MENU (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) by GRAMMY Award®-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer COLIN STETSON. Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Stetson for the satirical thriller directed by Mark Mylod. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo, The Menu is now available in theaters from Searchlight Pictures.  

Of the score, COLIN STETSON says, “From my first reading of the script to our last moments on the mix stage, my experience creating the music on this film has been an absolute joy, as the themes, refrains, and aesthetic have seemed to jump right off of the page and screen for me with every brilliant turn of phrase, perfect edit, and wickedly delivered performance. It is pure pleasure  working with such an incredible team and I am truly grateful for the whole of it.”   

Of today’s single, Stetson continues, “The first theme I wrote for The Menu is that of the Amuse Bouche scene, wherein the first wink and tease of some as yet unseen darker subtext for the evening’s proceedings is peeking out. In ‘All Aboard,’ that theme is all frolic and pomp, of our diners blissfully unaware and delighting in the lavishness and importance of it all.” 

Tim Minchin - Christopher Nightingale:

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Netflix)

Sony Music Masterworks / Milan Records today releases the soundtrack to  ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Netflix’s new film inspired by the award-winning musical of the same name – listen here. The album features GRAMMY® and Tony® Award-nominated vocal songs from the original West End production written by Tim Minchin as performed by the film’s cast, as well as 10 instrumental score pieces by composer and orchestrator Christopher Nightingale. With vocals by Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough and Stephen Graham, as well as newcomer Alisha Weir as Matilda, the album includes some of the original musical’s favorite numbers like “Revolting Children,” “Naughty,” “When I Grow Up” and more, as well as a special, never-before-heard track newly written for the film entitled “Still Holding My Hand."

Jane Ira Bloom:

Picturing The Invisible - Focus 1

Picturing The Invisible – Focus 1 is a selection of compositions by saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom inspired by the science photography of legendary NYC photographer Berenice Abbott, arranged for duet during the pandemic and recorded remotely in high definition immersive sound by audio engineer Ulrike Schwarz. Award winning jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom pairs with renowned improvisors drummer Allison Miller, koto artist Miya Misaoka, and bassist Mark Helias to play a series of eight compositions performed in real time connected remotely from their home studios in NYC. Using the most up-to-date technology, Grammy nominated tonmeister Ulrike Schwarz has recorded and mastered the acoustic beauty of these extraordinary musicians’ creativity as they duet across the internet. Audio science and improvisational art collaborate to make this recording a one of a kind musical event. 


'Suara Dunia' from Safe Ground

Moving from place to place whilst growing up, to follow her parents' calling in fighting for the rights of indigenous people, meant that human connection became home. Developing an intimate relationship with land also plays a role in defining her home. Sandrayati draws her inspiration for this from a particular indigenous community, the Mollo people from East Indonesia. The enchanting single “Suara Dunia,” out today on Decca Records, represents the admiration she has for them.

Bear McCreary:


Sony Music Masterworks today releases GOD OF WAR RAGNARÖK (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK) by composer BEAR McCREARY. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by McCreary for the hugely-anticipated video game, which debuts today on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 consoles. Also included within the 28-track collection is an original vocal track from McCreary and multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter HOZIER entitled “Blood Upon the Snow” – listen here. Fans can get an inside look at the recording of the track in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews with Hozier and McCreary HERE. Having previously scored 2018’s God of War, McCreary returns to the legendary gaming franchise for its newest iteration, once again imbuing the score with traditional Northern European instrumentation, folk elements and an Icelandic choir to capture the game’s Nordic influences. McCreary also reunites with Faroese singer Eivør, who contributes her captivating vocal stylings throughout the score.

Speaking of his collaboration with Hozier, composer BEAR McCREARY says, “Among the most exciting surprises of my experience on God of War Ragnarök was the opportunity to co-write and co-produce ‘Blood Upon the Snow’ with the prolific Irish singer-songwriter, Hozier. I have always admired his captivating lyrical sensibilities and rich, velvety tenor vocal tone. I had a blast hanging out with him in the studio and crafting a song together that supports the emotional arc between father and son. I believe our song is the perfect finale for this epic narrative journey.” 

Martin Phipps:

The Crown Season Five (Soundtrack Netflix Series)

Sony Music Masterworks today announces the release of THE CROWN – SEASON 5 (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) with music by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer MARTIN PHIPPS (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Phipps for the fifth season of Netflix’s historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Phipps reprises his role as the show’s composer following his critically-acclaimed scores for seasons 3 and 4, which notably garnered his sixth and seventh career Emmy® Award nominations. The fifth season of The Crown is available to stream now on Netflix.

Of the soundtrack, composer MARTIN PHIPPS says, “It’s been a huge pleasure to continue the musical development of The Crown and update its world to the 1990s. As ever, the characters have such breadth & depth that’s it always rewarding to score their emotional journey.”

With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in '90s Britain.

As Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession, she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the twilight of the British Empire. Yet new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home.

Prince Charles (Dominic West) pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy. Rumours circulate as husband and wife are seen to live increasingly separate lives and, as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.

Tensions are set to rise further as Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla) a seat at the royal table.

David Garrett:


Deutsche Grammophon today unveils Iconic, a new album by genre-defying and multi-award-winning violinist David Garrett. Inspired by the legendary violinists whose dazzling showpieces and heart-melting melodies he fell in love with as a child, Garrett has recorded works by Bach, Dvorák, Gluck, Kreisler, Mendelssohn and Schumann, among many others. He is accompanied by his guitarist Franck van der Heijden – who also conducts the players of Orchestra The Prezent – as well as being joined in duet arrangements by his former teacher Itzhak Perlman, star tenor Andrea Bocelli, flautist Cocomi and trumpeter Till Brönner.

Iconic is available digitally and on both CD and vinyl (2 LPs). A deluxe CD version contains three bonus tracks, Paganini’s stunning Moto perpetuo among them, while the digital album features the additional bonus of Kreisler’s Schön Rosmarin. All the works are presented in brand-new arrangements for violin, guitar and orchestra realised by Franck van der Heijden and David Garrett.

 As a young musician, Garrett immersed himself in the recordings of violinists such as Zino Francescatti, Arthur Grumiaux, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler and Yehudi Menuhin. Captivated by a particular aspect of their repertoire as well as their musicianship, he wanted to record many of the popular encores and other miniatures they made their own. Iconic presents more than 20 atmospheric short works, in a wide range of styles, starting with Mexican composer Manuel Ponce’s Estrellita. Its programme of unforgettable melodies also includes Saint-Saëns’s The Swan and Danse macabre; Foster’s Jeanie with the light brown hair; Raff’s Cavatina; Fauré’s Après un rêve; and the central Largo of the “Winter” Concerto from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Garrett teams up with Andrea Bocelli in Schubert’s Ave Maria; Itzhak Perlman in Shostakovich’s Prelude; Japanese flautist Cocomi in Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin; and German trumpeter Till Brönner in Dinicu’s virtuosic Hora staccato. Iconic is the perfect tribute to the violinist’s idols and to music that will delight today’s listeners just as it did the audiences of a century ago.

David Garrett began playing violin at the age of four. He made his stage debut at ten and became the youngest artist ever to sign to Deutsche Grammophon just three years later. By his mid-teens he had built a stellar solo career and recorded Paganini’s 24 Caprices. He subsequently enrolled at New York’s Juilliard School as one of Itzhak Perlman’s first students. He has played with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors and reached new audiences around the globe with concerts that include rock anthems, classical sonatas, solo showpieces and film themes. His autobiography, Wenn ihr wüsstet (“If you only knew”), was published earlier this year.

Daniel Barenboim:

Schumann - The Symphonies w/Staatskapelle Berlin

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to be honouring the supreme artistry of Daniel Barenboim as he approaches his 80th birthday on 15 November. The great pianist and conductor’s remarkable legacy of recordings for the Yellow Label remains the focus of a major campaign comprising three albums, two DG Stage concerts and a series of e-video releases. Today, DG will release Barenboim’s latest readings of Schumann’s four symphonies, recorded live with the Staatskapelle Berlin over three evenings at the Staatsoper Berlin and Philharmonie Berlin. The album will be available as a 3-CD set and in digital format, including a Dolby Atmos version.
“I am grateful that Deutsche Grammophon has chosen to mark the year of my 80th birthday with recent performances as well as an album made during my early years with the label,” comments Daniel Barenboim. “I believe these recordings show how music exists as a world in itself, never the same twice, always changing, no matter how many times we perform a particular composition. This is the great privilege of being a musician, the chance to learn new things every time we play the same piece. And it’s a further privilege to be able to share this experience with audiences.”

Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska:


The Curtis Institute of Music announces the launch of Curtis Studio, a label dedicated to the discovery of new and traditional works performed by inspiring artists of our time. Releases will be available on all major streaming platforms and several releases will feature music videos. Distributed by Platoon, Curtis Studio will feature performances of alumni, faculty, and students, ensuring that the Curtis Institute of Music leads the digital helm towards classical music’s dynamic future.

Curtis Studio kicks off with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Finnish Maestro Osmo Vänskä, performing Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (releasing December 6, 2022). The performance was recorded as part of Curtis’s imaginative new performance installation–Immersive Scheherazade, which invited audiences to sit alongside live musicians performing the work while surrounded by 30-feet high projections of the orchestra. “Scheherazade demands musical virtuosity and highlights the magnificent artistry of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. These musicians represent a very bright future for classical music. We are thrilled to share their performances through Curtis Studio,” says Vince Ford, executive producer of Curtis Studio.

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