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.
Joana Mallwitz conducts the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and is joined by a brilliant array of soloists: Bomsori, Kian Soltani and Rafał Blechacz take the stage for Beethoven's Triple Concerto; Andrè Schuen sings Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; and Bruce Liu is the piano soloist in Beethoven's boundary-breaking Choral Fantasy, also featuring the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin.
DG has become the first label to create an immersive Pocket Gallery with Google Arts & Culture. Users can visit the carefully curated DG Cover Stories virtual exhibition, view some of the most striking images ever used on DG album covers, and find out more about the stories behind the creative process involved in their concept and production.
Amazon Music created a new DG focused label spotlight, a Rediscover DG playlist and we’ve become the first label to promote and curate our own radio station on Amazon Music – just say, “Alexa, play Deutsche Grammophon” and wait for the magic to happen!
We've made it easier for users to elevate their videos by seamlessly incorporating DG's music from our dedicated playlist, take a look all the recordings on offer when adding music to your video via our anniversary banner. Check out #classicalmusic for more great content from our artists.
We're excited to share that Deezer has spotlighted Deutsche Grammophon's anniversary on their classical homepage. Users can now explore a curated selection of our anniversary playlist and highlighted albums.
Explore our Label Focus on TIDAL, featuring the latest DG releases and recordings.
Google Arts & Culture
You can now explore our fabulous DG Cover Stories exhibition in an immersive Pocket Gallery, complete with audio excerpts. There’s also a great new Google Arts & Culture Story all about the cutting-edge technology behind our Original Source vinyl series.
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.
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.