Saturday, December 3, 2022

VA - 120 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon, 120 Legendary Tracks [2018] (7 x CDs)



VA - 120 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon, 120 Legendary Tracks [2018] (7 x CDs)

Deutsche Grammophon might the oldest record label in the world, with an unprecedented treasure chest of an album catalog, but also a highly vital label to this day. Their iconic yellow label logo is still a brand of quality on levels; the performers, recordings and the sound quality all being world class. Now, the label sets out on an ambitious 120th anniversary entitled DG 120, with a wide-ranging and carefully curated program of activities celebrating their past, present and future.

As part of Deutsche Grammophon's all-inclusive celebrations of its 120-year history, comes an accessible and concise collection of 120 tracks across 7 CDs: Chronologically ordered from the present back to 1898: this collection takes the listener on a journey through time, through a 120 years of classical music recording and interpretation, the perfect guide to Deutsche Grammophon's iconic catalog. An unrivaled roster of brilliant artists shows the artistic range Deutsche Grammophon.

This is a 7 CD disc sampling of Deutsche Grammophon recordings starting in 2017 (CD 1 Track 1) and going back in time (CD 7 track 18) to the voice of Emil Berliner in 1897. This is a great mini history of the label and is an introduction to maybe some new artists/pieces that one may not be familiar with. I believe the idea is for Deutsche Grammophon to give us an overview of some of the recordings that they have made through all the years and by necessity, the vast majority of selections are single movements of a work.  (Amazon)


Pt.1     Pt.2     Pt.3 


Track list


01 Daniil Trifonov Chopin  Fantaisie-Impromptu In C Sharp Minor, Op. 66 5:41

02 Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Wagner  Lohengrin, Wwv 75 - Prelude To Act I 9:19

03 Seong-jin Cho Debussy  Suite Bergamasque, L. 75 - 3. Clair De Lune 5:26

04 Chamber Orchestra Of Europe,yannick Nezet-seguin Prokofiev  Romeo And Juliet, Op. 64 - 4. Dance Of The Knights (Arr. For Solo Violin And Orchestra By Tamás Batiashvili) 3:40

05 Rafal Blechacz Bach  Italian Concerto In F Major, Bwv 971 - 1. (Allegro) 3:48

06 Anna Netrebko, Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano Catalani  La Wally - Act 1 - ''ebben Ne Andrò Lontana'' 3:47

07 Víkingur Ólafsson Glass  Études - No. 9 2:25

08 Massimo Palombella: Sistine Chapel Choir Di Lasso  Iubilate Deo 1:30

09 Kevin Vortmann, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-séguin Bernstein  Mass I. Devotions Before Mass - 2. Hymn And Psalm - ''a Simple Song'' 4:25

10 Murray Perahia Bach  French Suite No. 5 In G Major, Bwv 816 - 7. Gigue 3:20

11 Rolando Villazón Verdi  Messa Da Requiem - Dies Irae - Ingemisco 3:34

12 Yuja Wang Stravinsky  Petrouchka - Three Movements For Piano - 1921 Version. Scene 1 - Russian Dance 2:30

13 Giuliano Carmignola Nardini  Concerto For Violin In G Major (Edited By Olivier Fourés) - Allegro 5:26

14 Alice Sara Ott Chopin  Waltz No.7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No.2 3:40

15 Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela & Gustavo Dudamel Ginastera  Estancia - Danzas Del Ballet - 4. Danza Final (Malambo) 3:23

16 Grigory Sokolov Chopin  24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166 -189 - 24. Allegro Appassionato In D Minor, C. 189 2:33

17 Daniel Hope, Sebastian Knauer Mendelssohn  Six Songs, Op.34 - 2. Auf Den Flügeln Des Gesanges, Mwv K86 2:20


01 Hélène Grimaud Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 28 In A Major, Op. 101 - Etwas Lebhaft Und Mit Der Innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto Ma Non Troppo) 4:01

02 Elina Garanca, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi Villa-Lobos  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, W. 389 - Aria (Cantilena) 6:19

03 Sylvia Mcnair, Michael Schade, Gerald Finley, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir Schubert  Die Schöpfung, Hob. Xxi-2, Erster Teil - 14.Chor Und Terzett - ''die Himmel Erzählen Die Ehre Gottes'' 3:45

04 Magdalena Kožená, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Simon Rattle Mozart  Le Nozze Di Figaro, K. 492, Act 1, ''non So Più Cosa Son, Cosa Faccio'' 2:37

05 Max Richter Richter  Organum 3:15

06 James Galway, London Symphony Orchestra, Klauspeter Seibel Denver  Annie's Song (Arranged By Charles Gerhardt, Adapted By Craig Leon) 2:54

07 Lang Lang Schumann  Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - 7. Träumerei 3:23

08 Hilary Hahn, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane Bach  Violin Concerto No. 2 In E Major, Bwv 1042 - 3. Allegro Assai 2:22

09 Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Myung Whun Chung, Coro Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Roberto Gabbiani, Daniele Rossi Fauré  Requiem, Op. 48 - 4. Pie Jesu 3:49

10 Philadelphia Orchestra, Christian Thielemann Wagner  Lohengrin, Wwv 75 - Act 3 - Prelude To Act Iii 3:05

11 Gabrieli Players, Paul Mccreesh, Gabrieli Consort Handel  Messiah, Hwv 56, Pt 2 - ''hallelujah'' 3:34

12 Thomas Quasthoff, Justus Zeyen Haydn  Die Schöne Müllerin, Op.25, D.795 - Das Wandern 2:32

13 Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau Willians  Songs Of Travel - 3. The Roadside Fire 2:18

14 Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev Liadov  Baba-Yaga, Op.56 3:27

15 Emerson String Quartet Beethoven  String Quartet In C, Op.59 No.3 - ''rasumovsky No. 3'' - 4. Allegro Molto 5:30

16 Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich Beethoven  Violin Sonata No. 7 In C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro) 3:33

17 Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez Debussy  Nocturnes, L. 91 - Orchestral Version - 2. Fêtes 6:32


01 Anne-sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine Massenet  Thaïs, Acte Deux, Meditation 6:42

02 Luciano Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine Verdi  La Traviata, Act 2 ''lunge Da Lei'' - ''de' Miei Bollenti Spiriti'' 3:23

03 Krystian Zimerman Debussy  Préludes - Book 1, L. 117, 10. La Cathédrale Engloutie 7:17

04 Orchestre De L'opéra Bastille, Myung Whun Chung Bizet  L'arlésienne Suite No.1, Wd 40, Carillon 4:15

05 Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg Berg  Sieben Frühe Lieder, 3. Die Nachtigall 2:17

06 Hagen Quartett Schubert  String Quartet No. 14 In D Minor, D. 810 ''death And The Maiden'' 3. Scherzo (Allegro Molto) 3:30

07 Maria João Pires Mozart  Piano Sonata No.15 In C, K.545 ''facile'' 1. Allegro 4:11

08 Tor Stokke, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Gösta Ohlin's Vocal Ensemble, Pro Musica Chamber Choir, Gösta Ohlin Grieg  Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Incidental Music, No.8. In The Hall Of The Mountain King 2:50

09 Vladimir Horowitz Scriabin  12 Etudes For Piano, Op. 8, No. 12 In D Sharp Minor 2:09

10 Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim Mozart  Violin Sonata No. 26 In B-Flat Major, K. 378, 2. Andantino Sostenuto E Cantabile 5:56

11 Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major, Bwv 1048, 2. Allegro 3:50

12 Timothy Farrell, Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Chorus London Fauré  Requiem, Op. 48, 7. In Paradisum 3:45

13 Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich Bach  Viola Da Gamba Sonata No. 2 In D Major, Bwv 1028, 2. Allegro 3:54

14 Angelina Reaux, Louise Edeiken, Stella Zambalis, Tatiana Troyanos, Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein Bernstein  West Side Story - America 4:51

15 Simon Preston Widor  Symphony No.5 In F Minor, Op.42 No.1 For Organ, 5. Toccata (Allegro) 5:29

16 Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli Mendelssohn  Symphony No. 4 In A Major, Op. 90, Mwv N 16, ''italian'', 4. Saltarello (Presto) 6:09

17 Daniel Barenboim Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 ''pathétique'' 2. Adagio Cantabile 5:20


01 Trevor Pinnock Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major, Bwv 1047 - 3. Allegro Assai 3:00

02 Friedrich Gulda Mozart  Piano Sonata No.17 In D, K.576 - 1. Allegro 5:15

03 Mstislav Rostropovich Tchaikovsky  Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Dance Of The Reed-Pipes (Mirlitons) 2:35

04 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Debussy  Préludes - Book 1, L. 117 - 7. Ce Qu'a Vu Le Vent D'ouest 3:38

05 Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Chor Der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Bavarian State Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber Verdi  La Traviata - ''libiamo Ne'lieti Calici (Brindisi) 2:58

06 Narciso Yepes, Teresa Berganza Matheu  Suite Populaire Espagnole - 6. Jota 3:00

07 Christa Ludwig Franck  Nocturne 4:03

08 Seiji Ozawa: Boston Symphony Orchestra Respighi  Ancient Airs And Dances, Suite No.3, P. 172 - 1. Italiana 2:51

09 Martha Argerich Chopin  Prelude In A-Flat Major, No. 18, Op. 28 - Allegretto 2:47

10 Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Claudio Abbado, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano Verdi  Nabucco- ''va, Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate'' 4:20

11 Nathan Milstein C.P.E. Bach  Partita For Violin Solo No. 3 In E Major, Bwv 1006 - 1. Preludio 3:35

12 Münchener Bach-orchester & Karl Richter Bach  Sinfonia In D Major, Wq 183 No.1 - 3. Presto 2:45

13 Emil Gilels Mozart  Fantasia In D Minor, K. 397 - Andante-Adagio-Allegretto 6:14

14 Elsie Morison, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik Mahler  Symphony No. 4 In G Major - 4. Sehr Behaglich - ''wir Genießen Die Himmlischen Freuden'' 8:04

15 Christoph Eschenbach Mozart  Piano Sonata No. 11 In A Major, K. 331 - 3. Alla Turca (Allegretto) 3:33

16 Narciso Yepes Tárrega  Recuerdos De La Alhambra 3:12

17 Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen Schubert  An Die Musik, Op.88 No.4, D.547 2:20

18 Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Wagner  Die Walküre, Wwv 86b - Act 3, Magic Fire Music 3:49


01 Gundula Janowitz, Wiener Symphoniker, Wilfried Boettcher Mozart  Vado, Ma Dove Oh Dei!, K.583 4:40

02 Géza Anda Liszt  2 Etudes De Concert, S.145 - No.1 Waldesrauschen 3:33

03 Eugen Jochum, Bavarian Radio Chorus Bruckner  Locus Iste, Wab 23 3:43

04 Wilhelm Kempff Beethoven  Piano Sonata No. 29 In B-Flat Major, Op. 106 - ''hammerklavier'' - 2. Scherzo. Assai Vivace 2:41

05 Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan Beethoven  Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 ''eroica'' 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) 5:48

06 Pierre Fournier Bach  Suite For Cello Solo No. 1 In G Major, Bwv 1007 1. Prélude 2:48

07 Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky Tchaikovsky  Symphony No.4 In F Minor, Op.36, Th.27 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato Ostinato - Allegro 5:54

08 Georg Tymczenko, Iwan Assur, Don Kosaken Chor, Serge Jaroff Traditional  Himbeerernte - Arr. Schvedoff 2:37

09 David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh Wieniawski  Études-Caprices For 2 Violins, Op.18 - No.5 In E Major 1:54

10 Dietrich Fischer-dieskau, Jörg Demus Schumann  Dichterliebe, Op. 48 - 7. Ich Grolle Nicht 1:40

11 Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel Prokofiev  Romeo And Juliet, Ballet Suite, Op.64a, No.1 - 7. Death Of Tybalt 4:47

12 Sviatoslav Richter Schumann  Waldszenen, Op. 82 - 7. Vogel Als Prophet 2:46

13 Dietrich Fischer-dieskau, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Members, Richard Kraus Henze  Five Neapolitan Songs (1956) For Baritone And Chamber Orchestra - 1. Aggio Saputo Ca La Morte Vene 1:52

14 Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm Mozart  Serenade In G Major, K. 525 ''eine Kleine Nachtmusik'' Orchestral Version 4. Rondo (Allegro) 3:34

15 Rita Streich, Rias Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay Mozart  Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 - (E. Schikaneder) Act 2 - ''der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herze'' 3:03

16 Helmut Krebs, Berliner Philharmoniker, Fritz Lehmann Bach  Christmas Oratorio, Bwv 248 - Part Two - For The Second Day Of Christmas - No.15 Aria (Tenor) - ''frohe Hirten, Eilt, Ach Eilet'' 3:48

17 Berliner Philharmoniker, Igor Markevitch Berlioz  Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, H 48 - 4. Marche Au Supplice (Allegretto Non Troppo) 4:27


01 Stefan Askenase Smetana  Czech Dances - Tance Ii (1879) - 2. Slepicka In B Flat Major (Moderato) 3:00

02 Irmgard Seefried, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Wiener Symphoniker, Ferdinand Leitner Mozart  Non Più, Tutto Ascoltai - Non Temer, Amato Bene, K.490 - For A Concert Performance Of ''idomeneo'', Vienna 1786 - ''non Temer, Amato Bene'' 6:44

03 Andor Foldes Thomson  Ragtime Bass In C Sharp 1:41

04 Amadeus Quartet Schubert  String Quartet No.15 In G, D. 887 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) 6:20

05 Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler Haydn  Symphony No. 88 In G Major, Hob. I-88 - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto) 4:27

06 Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferenc Fricsay Tchaikovsky  Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64, Th.29 - 3. Valse (Allegro Moderato) 6:05

07 Monique Haas, Hans Schmidt-isserstedt, Ndr-sinfonieorchester Ravel  Piano Concerto In G Major, M. 83 - 3. Presto 4:02

08 Helmut Walcha Bach  Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, Bwv 565 - 1. Toccata 2:46

09 Peter Anders, Michael Raucheisen Schubert  Winterreise, D. 911 - 5. Der Lindenbaum 4:31

10 Anja Ignatius, Stadtisches Orchester Berlin, Armas Järnefelt Sibelius  Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op. 47 - 3. Allegro, Ma Non Tanto 7:38

11 Alda Noni, Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Artur Rother Rossini  Il Barbiere Di Siviglia - Act 1- No.5 Cavatina - ''una Voce Poco Fa'' - ''io Sono Docile'' 6:28

12 Maria Cebotari, Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Gerhard Steeger Puccini  Tosca - Act 2 - ''vissi D'arte, Vissi D'amore'' 3:09

13 Orchester Der Staatsoper Berlin, Paul Van Kempen Smetana  The Bartered Bride, Jb 1-100 - Overture 6:56

14 Berliner Philharmoniker, Victor De Sabata Respighi  Roman Festivals, P. 157 - 1. Circenses 4:32

15 Tiana Lemnitz, Michael Raucheisen Wagner  Wesendonck Lieder, Wwv 91 - 5. Träume ''sag', Welch Wunderbare Träume'' 4:29

16 Georg Kulenkampff, Franz Rupp Wagner  Albumblatt, Wwv 64 3:54


01 Helge Rosvaenge, Kapelle Der Staatsoper Berlin, Franz Alfred Schmidt Puccini  Turandot - Act 1 - ''non Piangere, Liu'' 2:44

02 Samuel Dushkin, Lamoureux Concert Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky Stravinsky  Violin Concerto In D Major - 2. Aria I 4:18

03 Erna Berger, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Leo Blech Grieg  Peer Gynt, Op. 23 - Sung In German - Act Iii - Solveig's Song (Sung In German) 3:00

04 Berliner Philharmoniker, Hans Pfitzner Pfitzner  Das Herz, Op. 39 - Love Theme. Sehr Ruhig, Lieblich (Molto Tranquillo, Dolce) 6:32

05 Berliner Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch Wagner  Die Walküre, Wwv 86b - Act 3 - The Ride Of The Valkyries 4:38

06 Staatskapelle Berlin, Pietro Mascagni Mascagni  Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo Sinfonico 4:00

07 Thomanerchor Leipzig, Helmut Walcha, Karl Straube Bach  Dir, Dir, Jehova Will Ich Singen Bwv 452 3:21

08 Frida Leider, Unknown Orchestra Wagner  Parsifal, Wwv 111 - Act 2 - ''ich Sah Das Kind An Seiner Mutter Brust'' 4:37

09 Heinrich Schlusnus, Choir, Orchestra Lortzing  Undine - Act 3 - O Kehr' Zurück 3:55

10 Alfred Gruenfeld Strauss Ii  Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 - Arr. Alfred Grünfeld 4:02

11 Mischa Elman, Percy Kahn Hummel  Waltz In E-Flat Major 2:18

12 Feodor Chaliapin, Unknown Orchestra Mussorgsky  Boris Godounov - 1869 Version - Act 4 - Proshchay, Moy Syn (Death Of Boris) 4:46

13 Fritz Kreisler, Haddon Squire Kreisler  3 Old Viennese Dances - 1. Liebesfreud 3:20

14 Enrico Caruso, Antonio Scotti, Unknown Orchestra Puccini  La Bohème - Act 4 - O Mimì, Tu Più Non Torni 3:10

15 Nellie Melba, The Coldstream Guards Band, Choir Traditional  Auld Lang Syne 3:05

16 Alessandro Moreschi Bach  Ave Maria 3:11

17 Francesco Tamagno Verdi  Otello - Act 1 - Esultate! 1:20

18 Emil Berliner Berliner  Excerpt From A Spoken Letter To His Sister-In-Law Sara Hahn 0:28




  1. A journey through time and space.
    This looks like fun, thanks BB

    1. Just changing the pace, a little, lemonflag.
      Some beautiful sounds here.

  2. Some classical music for a change, many thanks Butterboy

    1. Hi Little Bill.
      Always good to post something different. Opens our minds. Enjoy!

  3. Warmly welcome these classical music pieces. Thx BB.

  4. What a great treasure! Many thanks, BB!

  5. I don't love classical music, but I do NOT find it to be instantly annoying in the same way reggae, and the Grateful Dead are. Come, take a trip with me into my brain where classical music is this huge beautiful, but well defended castle, and I'm just one stupid idiot trying to get in. Being able to read music and play a very small assortment of instruments is, in my mind, the metaphoric equivalent of getting past the crocodile-filled moat surrounding the classical music castle in my imagination. I've yet to get inside the actual structure.

    Sometimes I listen to classical music on the radio in my car while I'm doing errands, and I'll really enjoy a large segment. The problem occurs when I hear a piece I like and don't have time to sit in a parking lot for 20 damned minutes waiting for an announcer to tell me its title & who composed it. If that info is presented en route I miss it for two reasons: my short term memory is bullshit, and I'm not pulling over to write anything down. I mean, I'll remember the composer, maybe, just not that it was a 1967 recording of the first movement of their 4th piano concerto, al dente - that's too much jibber-jabber while I'm driving. Anyways...


    1. Hi Rock 'n' Roll Steve.
      Hopefully there is something in this lot that you will love.
      There are many popular rock songs are based on classical music. (Sounds like a new compilation).

  6. Thanks for the classic Classical, BB! I picked up the Karajan set you posted on TZ a few years ago (except discs 91 thru 103. I had to play catch up and some of the links had expired). I am not a regular listener, but sometimes I'll just drop a playlist in my player and listen to a whole side. It's a big mood changer.

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Jimbo,
      I might repost the Karajan set in 2023. In the meantime enjoy thid grest set.

  7. Stoned and out BB. Fantastic post. Thanks much!!!!!

    1. Thanks, FiveGunsWest.
      I am glad you like this.