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 began 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.
Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester, delivering a programme rich in Leipzig's unrivalled musical heritage to the Seoul Arts Center. Felix Mendelssohn is represented by his concert overture "Die schöne Melusine" and his atmospheric Symphony No. 3 "Scottish". And Seong-Jin Cho, one of the most celebrated pianists of his generation, performs Robert Schumann's piano concerto, one of the most popular concertos in the repertoire.
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.
Víkingur Ólafsson goes back to Bach for his highly anticipated new album. Celebrated for his visionary interpretations of the composer’s music, the Icelandic pianist follows up the award-winning Johann Sebastian Bach of 2018 with this stunning recording of the Goldberg Variations, a work he’s dreamed of recording for 25 years.
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.