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Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical record label. The company has long been known for its high standards of audio fidelity.

The Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft was founded in 1898 by German-born United States citizen Emile Berliner as the German branch of his Berliner Gramophone Company. Based in the city of Hanover, the company had links with the U.S. Victor Talking Machine Company and the British HMV, but those links were severed at the onset of World War I.

In 1941 Deutsche Grammophon was purchased by the Siemens & Halske electronics company.

In 1945 as part of Germany's surrender terms ending World War II, Deutsche Grammophon forfeited its rights to the His Master's Voice trademark to EMI. The dog and gramophone were replaced by the "crown of tulips", designed by Siemens advertising consultant Hans Domizlaff.

In 1962 Siemens formed a joint venture with Netherlands based Philips to create the DGG/PPI Record Group, which was to include the PolyGram label.

Deutsche Grammophon were owners of the Beatles' first record label, Polydor Records.

Deutsche Grammophon pioneered the introduction of the compact disc to the mass market, debuting classical music performed by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic for sale in the new medium in 1983, the first recording being Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie.

In 1987 Siemens sold off its interest in Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips became the majority shareholder. In 1998 Seagram Company Ltd of Canada purchased Deutsche Grammophon and Polygram. Since then Deutsche Grammophon has been merged into the Universal Music Group, a division of Vivendi.

Deutsche Grammophon has a huge back catalogue of notable recordings. The company currently is reissuing a portion of it with the indication Originals. Originals compact disc releases are noted for their vinyl record stylized design. They are also releasing some of Decca Records' albums from the 1940's and '50's, such as those that Leonard Bernstein made for Decca in 1953, and the classic Christmas album which features Ronald Colman starring in A Christmas Carol and Charles Laughton narrating Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

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Crossover Media Projects:
Giuliano Carmignola : JS Bach Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006
Gustavo Dudamel : Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker w/LA. Philharmonic
Max Richter : Mary Queen of Scots OMPS
Bryn Terfel : Dreams & Songs
Peter Gregson : Recomposed
Chamber Choir Of Europe, Nicol Matt : Light Eternal-Choral Music Of Morten Lauridsen
Krystian Zimerman : Bernstein - The Age of Anxiety w/Berlin-Rattle
Seong-Jin Cho : Mozart Piano Concertos w/COE, Nezet-Seguin
Daniil Trifonov : Destination Rachmaninov - Departure
Helene Grimaud : Memory
Vikingur Olafsson : Johann Sebastian Bach
Alice Sara Ott : Nightfall
Nadine Sierra : There's a Place for Us
Max Richter : White Boy Rick OST
Anne-Sophie Mutter : Hommage a Penderecki
Leonard Bernstein : The Best of Bernstein
Daniel Barenboim : Brahms - The Symphonies w/Staatskapelle Berlin
Rolando Villazon : Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito w/Nezet-Seguin, COE
Daniele Pollini : Chopin, Scriabin, Stockhausen
Andris Nelsons - Boston Symphony : Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11
Max Richter : The Blue Notebooks
Daniel Lozakovich : Bach Concertos No. 1/2 & Partita No.2
Johann Johannsson : Englaboorn & Variations
Maurizio Pollini : Debussy - Preludes II
Lisa Batiashvili : Visions of Prokofiev
Martha Argerich | Sergei Babayan : Prokofiev for Two
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester : Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Bernstein Mass
Murray Perahia : Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op 106, Op 27
Daniel Hope : Journey to Mozart
Vienna Philharmonic : Bruckner: Symphony No.2 & Strauss w/Riccardo Muti
Daniel Barenboim : Claude Debussy
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester : Bruckner Symphony No.4 | Wagner Lohengrin Prelude
Kian Soltani : Home
Max Richter : Hostiles
Hilary Hahn : Retrospective
Dario Marianelli, Vikingur Olafsson : Darkest Hour - Soundtrack
Francesca Dego : Paganini 1 | Wolf-Ferrari - Violin Concerto
Benny Andersson : Piano
Nemanja Radulovic : Tchaikovsky
Seong-Jin Cho : Debussy
Krystian Zimerman : Schubert Piano Sonatas - D959 & D960
Sistine Chapel Choir : Veni Domine
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniil Trifonov : Schubert - Trout Quintet
Daniil Trifonov : Chopin Evocations
Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov : Romanza
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1-5
Rolando Villazon, Ildar Abdrazakov : Duets
Evgeny Kissin : Beethoven
Avi Avital | Omer Avital : Avital Meets Avital
Helene Grimaud : Perspectives
Esther Yoo | Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orch : Tchaikovsky
Joep Beving : Prehension
Grigory Sokolov : MOZART RACHMANINOV CONCERTOS - LIVE
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester : Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 | Wagner - Tannhauser Ov
Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales : Room 29
Emerson String Quartet : Music of Britten and Purcell Chaconnes & Fantasias
Daniel Hope : For Seasons
Tale Of Us : Endless
Max Richter : Three Worlds - Music from Woolf Works
Daniel Barenboim | West-Eastern Divan Orchestra : Hommage A Boulez
Fernando Varela : Vivere
Maurizio Pollini : Chopin Late Works
Rafał Blechacz : Johann Sebastian Bach
Vikingur Olafsson : Philip Glass - Piano Works
Jan Lisiecki : Chopin - Works for Piano and Orchestra
Gidon Kremer|Daniil Trifonov|Giedre Dirvanauskaite : Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trios
Emerson String Quartet : Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Soundtracks : Arrival
Sistine Chapel Choir : Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli
Lisa Batiashvili | Daniel Barenboim : Tchaikovsky | Sibelius Violin Concertos
Nemanja Radulovic : Bach
Murray Perahia : Bach: French Suites
Karl Jenkins : Cantata Memoria
Elina Garanca : Revive
Daniil Trifonov : Transcendental
Alice Sara Ott : Wonderland
Johann Johannsson : Orphee
Mahan Esfahani : Bach - Goldberg Variations
Emil Gilels : The Seattle Recital
Anna Netrebko : Verismo
Richard Galliano : Mozart
Rufus Wainwright : Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare Sonnets
Various : Brahms Lieder - Live from Verbier
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro
Martha Argerich : Early Recordings
Ksenija Sidorova : Carmen
Andris Nelsons - Boston Symphony : Shostakovich: Symphonies 5 / 8 / 9
Anoushka Shankar : Land of Gold
Tonhalle Orchester Zurich : Ravel Complete Orchestral Works
Soundtracks : The Danish Girl
Martha Argerich | Daniel Barenboim : Live from Buenos Aires
Helene Grimaud : Water
Daniel Hope : My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin
Yundi : Chopin Ballades
Jan Lisiecki : Schumann
Grigory Sokolov : Schubert | Beethoven
Seong-Jin Cho : Chopin Piano Competition
Vienna Boys Choir : Merry Christmas
Vladimir Horowitz : Return To Chicago
Alice Cooper | National Youth Orchestra of Germany : Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood
Rufus Wainwright : Prima Donna
Yuja Wang : Ravel w/Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich
Rolando Villazon : Treasures of Bel Canto
Daniel Barenboim-Gustavo Dudamel-Staatskapelle Ber : Brahms - The Piano Concertos
Martha Argerich : Verbier Festival - Carte Blanche
Cistercian Monks|Timna Brauer-Elias Meiri Ensemble : Chant for Peace
Anoushka Shankar : Home
Max Richter : Sleep
Itzhak Perlman | Emanuel Ax : Faure & Strauss Violin Sonatas
Daniil Trifonov : Rachmaninov Variations
Yundi : Chopin Preludes
Sistine Chapel Choir : Cantate Domino
Anne-Sophie Mutter : The Club Album - From the Yellow Lounge
Krystian Zimerman : Lutosławski PC & Symphony #2 w/Rattle - BPO
Gidon Kremer : Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons
Andris Nelsons - Boston Symphony : Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Claudio Abbado : Orchestra Mozart - Schubert / Symphony in C major
Pete Townshend : Classic Quadrophenia
Hilary Hahn : Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 - Violin Concertos
Daniel Hope-Paul Neubauer-David Finckel-Wu Han : Piano Quartets
Andreas Ottensamer : Brahms: The Hungarian Connection
Avi Avital : Vivaldi
Mohammed Fairouz : Follow, Poet
Albrecht Mayer : Lost and Found
Piotr Beczala : The French Collection
Anna Netrebko : Tchaikovsky - Iolanta
Grigory Sokolov : The Salzburg Recital
Maurizio Pollini : Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 31 & 49
Valentina Lisitsa : Etudes
Daniel Hope : Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album
Anna Thorvaldsdottir : Aerial
Elina Garanca : Meditation
Martha Argerich | Daniel Barenboim : mozart / schubert / stravinsky piano duos
Alice Sarah Ott | Francesco Tristano : Scandale
Anna Netrebko : Richard Strauss
Gustavo Dudamel : Mahler 7
Lisa Batiashvili : Bach
Richard Reed Parry : Music For the Heart and Breath
Pierre-Laurent Aimard : J.S. Bach - The Well-tempered Clavier
Max Richter : Vivaldi Recomposed
Milos : Aranjuez
Pablo Heras-Casado : El Maestro Farinelli
Anne-Sophie Mutter | Lambert Orkis : The Silver Album
Myung Whun Chung : Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Thomas Hampson : Notturno - Songs by Richard Strauss
Ingolf Wunder : Tchaikovsky & Chopin
Karl Jenkins : motets - Polyphony
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Schumann: Symphonies
Maurizio Pollini : Brahms - Piano Concerto no. 2
Martha Argerich | Claudio Abbado : Mozart Piano Concertos
Bryce Dessner | Johnny Greenwood : St. Carolyn by the Sea | There Will Be Blood
Max Raabe with Palast Orchester : Golden Age
Daniil Trifonov : The Carnegie Recital
Rolando Villazon : Mozart
Soundtracks : Summer in February
Avi Avital : Between Worlds
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Tchaikovsky Pathetique w/Lisa Batiashvili
Hilary Hahn : In 27 Pieces
Milos : Cancion
Anne-Sophie Mutter : Dvorak
Anoushka Shankar : Traces of You
Yannick Nezet-Seguin : Stravinsky & Stokowski
Helene Grimaud : Brahms Piano Concertos No. 1&2
Anna Netrebko : Verdi
Gustavo Dudamel : Berliner Phil - Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Steve Nieve : Welcome to the Voice