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DG120 Ann. Concert in Beijing's Forbidden City

Deutsche Grammophon today launched its 120th-anniversary celebrations in impressive style today, hosting a triumphant gala concert at Beijing's Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Globally renowned performers shared the power and beauty of classical music at this exceptional event, presented before the Imperial Ancestral Temple, or Taimiao, for an audience of 1,200 specially invited Chinese and international dignitaries. Maestro Long Yu and Daniil Trifonov led a multi-national cultural collaboration of Deutsche Grammophon artists in the most prominent high-profile live classical event for over three decades.

The DG120 gala concert at the Forbidden City marked the beginning of Deutsche Grammophon's year-long series of global events, new releases and revelatory exploration of its historic archives. It reached a vast global following via simultaneous live streams in YouTube's 360-degree virtual reality and regular formats.

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