Deutsche Grammophon: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Prokofiev’s classic reimagined; Vladimir Horowitz World-premiere Release; Remembering Helmut Schmidt; Plácido Domingo, The Living Legend; History of Classical MusicIn 24 Hours; Kubelik’s Mahler Recordings, Available as MfiT/True HD
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood
Prokofiev’s classic reimagined
Interactive, immersive and fun! Together with critically-acclaimed New York-based production company Giants Are Small, who created the adaptation, we proudly present Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, an unforgettable journey of classical music, visual wonder, and digital play, giving an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev’s classic.
The narrators of the audio album and the app are no one less than rock superstars Alice Cooper and Campino. Alice Cooper says that narrating Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood took him back to his childhood. “I first heard this back in Detroit, when I was six or seven years old. My mom put the record on and I was instantly transported to another world,” he recalls. “And it has been huge fun for me to do something new after nearly 50 years in the business.” The album was also recorded with one of the world’s leading youth orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, directed by acclaimed conductor Alexander Shelley.
You and especially your kids will love the album and the iPad app!
“When I sit down at the keyboard I never know how I will play something. I play the way I feel at that moment.” – Vladimir Horowitz
29 years ago, on 26 October 1986, the 83 year old Vladimir Horowitz gave his final recital in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. It was broadcast locally over Chicago’s premiere classical radio station WFMT. It was broadcast only once more and has not been heard since that time, lying all but forgotten in the radio station’s archive until we discovered its existence in October 2013. Now we are thrilled to release this recording for the first time.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was not only one of the most renowned postwar statesmen in Germany, he was also a big fan of art and music. He sadly passed away on November 10, 2015, at the age of 96.
“From Johann Sebastian Bach comes the apt statement that music is for the recreation of the soul. And that’s how it’s always been with me.” Despite being the head of government, he played the piano frequently. The piano was his passion. And it was a source of inspiration and repose for him.
As a matter of fact, in 1985 we released a recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for four pianos and orchestra with him. The soloists: Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz, Gerhard Oppitz – and Helmut Schmidt.In remembrance of this outstanding figure of the 20th and 21st century, we invite you to listen to this historic recording with us – for free!
To celebrate Placido Domingo’s 75th Birthday in January, we proudly present “Domingo – The 50 Greatest Tracks”. Domingo is truly one of a kind. He is a tireless artistic champion who never stands still. This is the perfect compilation for opera fans featuring the greatest hits of Plácido Domingo. 50 tracks displaying Domingo’s unrivalled versatility, including excerpts from famous operas such as Carmen, Aida, Turandot and Tosca as well as first-rate examples of popular songs and Latin American tunes.
Give us a day and we will give you a lifetime! Created from our legendary catalogue, The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours is a collection that can spark a life-long interest in classical music. Thematically arranged on 24 discs, this collection weaves its way from Medieval Music to Minimalism, with many stops along the way: The Renaissance, Baroque (vocal and instrumental), the great Concertos, the Rise of the Virtuoso, a three disc focus on opera and more.
Kubelik’s Mahler Recordings
Available as MfiT/True HD
Rafael Kubelik’s recordings of the Mahler symphonies, set down between 1967 and 1971, have been praised ever since their release. Half a century later, they still number among the reference recordings of Mahler’s symphonic cycle. Notably, this is the first Mahler cycle to be performed and recorded by a German orchestra. The recording is now released for the first time as “Mastered for iTunes” and “True HD” in 24bit from the original analogue source.