Welcome to DG’s 125th-birthday celebration! Bookmark this page and check in at least once a month throughout 2023 as we regularly add new Cover Stories, Playlists, Videos, Prize Draws and more.
STAGE+, the new streaming service from Deutsche Grammophon, will mark DG125 by presenting a special selection of celebratory performances from around the globe. The festivities begin with John Williams in Tokyo and continue with concerts from Seoul, Philadelphia and Berlin featuring artists including Víkingur Ólafsson, Hélène Grimaud, Seong-Jin Cho, Bomsori, Kian Soltani, Joana Mallwitz, Andris Nelsons and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Film music legend John Williams follows his now classic concerts from Vienna and Berlin with a hotly anticipated appearance with the Saito Kinen Orchestra as part of the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Tokyo. For this very special musical event, filmed in Tokyo's renowned Suntory Hall as part of Deutsche Grammophon's 125th anniversary celebrations, he takes up the baton to conduct music from some of his most iconic scores: from Superman, Schindler's List and the Star Wars and Harry Potter films.
Visit our virtual exhibition of legendary Yellow Label album covers. Curated by art historian and DG photo archivist Barbara Lauterbach, the Cover Stories exhibition reveals the inspiration behind some iconic artwork, with images ranging from the strange to the sensational. And it lifts the lid on some of the stories behind the covers. Return for monthly updates.
We love the fact that so many of our covers have generated huge interest over the years. To celebrate these design gems, we’ve set up a special monthly draw which will run till the end of this year. Click below to take part - five lucky winners chosen at random each month will receive a high-quality, blow-up print of that cover.
The legendary DG Avantgarde vinyl series (1968-1971) is turning 55! In order to celebrate this occasion, the series is now released on 21 CDs for the first time. The Avantgarde series serves as a historical document for a time of radical change in musical thinking and the breaking of artistic boundaries.
Vinyl’s back on trend, nearly 140 years on from Emil Berliner’s invention of the gramophone. As part of its birthday celebration DG is issuing 12 albums as LPs for the very first time. Featuring both established artists and rising stars, these include recordings from pianist Hélène Grimaud, soprano Nadine Sierra, and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
DG announces a new series presenting hidden treasures from the label’s archives. The first of these previously unreleased recordings features the legendary pianist Rudolf Serkin’s final Beethoven recordings – the “Waldstein” (1986) and “Appassionata” (1989) Sonatas – and will be issued on 17 November 2023 to coincide with the 120th anniversary of the pianist’s birth earlier this year, as well as DG’s upcoming 125th.
DG’s groundbreaking classical music platform STAGE+ was launched in autumn 2022. Available as a TV, mobile and web app, it offers subscribers livestreams, a huge video archive, new audio releases and much, much more. Its comprehensive content is presented in the highest possible quality, including Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos.