Posts tagged as "deutsche-grammophon"

Christian Löffler Interview – Parallels and Shellac Reworks

January 21, 2021

German DJ and producer Christian Löffler occupies an intriguing space in the landscape of electronic music. A self-taught musician, his productions combine elements of dancefloor techno and ambient electronica. They are distinguished by his use of acoustic material, which Christian transforms and transfigures into warm, enveloping atmospheres.  For his latest project – Parallels: Shellac Reworks […]

Katia & Marielle Labèque Record Philip Glass

September 17, 2020

French sisters Katia & Marielle Labèque have announced a new recording of works by American minimalist composer Philip Glass. The forthcoming album on Deutsche Grammophon will include a new piano duet arrangement of Glass’s opera Les Enfants terribles and Glass’ Etudes No. 17 & 20. Stream the first single ‘Paul Is Dying (Part 1)’ The […]

Best Max Richter Albums – Essential Listening

September 8, 2020

Max Richter may well be the most important composer of our time. His work has been heard in the concert hall, in major Hollywood films and television series, and occupies a place in the streaming playlists of millions worldwide. We take a look back at five essential albums from throughout Max’s career. Stream the essential […]

Max Richter – 'Voices', Technology, and Musical Activism

July 30, 2020

Max Richter may be the most important composer of our time. His work has been heard in concert halls, during the emotional climax of major Hollywood films and television series, and has permeated the personal listening of millions worldwide via the democratic technology that is music streaming. Not one to shy away from big ideas, […]

Max Richter's Sleep Now An App for iOS and Android

July 23, 2020

Groundbreaking composer Max Richter’s eight-and-a-half-hour composition Sleep has now been transformed into a new app for iOS and Android devices. The app features custom-made musical sessions to aid sleep, meditation and focus. Download the SLEEP app for iOs and Android SLEEP, MEDITATE, FOCUS Richter’s Sleep app enables users to create personalised musical sessions for a […]

Mari Samuelsen Interview – Nordic Nouveau

June 19, 2020

I spoke with violinist Mari Samuelsen, over Zoom, from her home in the Norwegian countryside. Out of the generous windows behind her I could see a valley descend into a blue lake, with a mountain range in the distance. Somehow the sunroom in my small inner-Sydney apartment suddenly felt a little less – impressive? (Queue […]

'Personal Effects' – A Film Soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson

June 10, 2020

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s music was in high demand in Hollywood. The late Icelandic composer’s unique musical voice – with its distinctive blend of minimalism and ambient electronica – was ideally suited to the medium of film. Deutsche Grammophon has once again paid a posthumous tribute to Jóhannsson’s work with the first-ever release of his music for […]

Best Neo-Classical Strings Albums – Essential Listening

May 14, 2020

Unlike the piano – which unless creatively modified is confined to the 12 pitches of the Western chromatic scale – the strings have access to the notes between the notes. This freedom allows for all manner of expressive wobbling, bending, and sliding. The emotional potential of stringed instruments is only magnified when they gather in […]