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Trifonov and Lang Lang Celebrate DG 120 Years in C Minor

November 5th, 2018 in Piano News by

“The Yellow Label”, Deutsche Grammophon celebrates its 120th anniversary this year with events all around the globe. Today,  November 6, pianist Lang Lang performs Mozart’s C Minor Concerto in a live streamed gala concert in the Berlin Philharmonie.

10 October: Daniil Trifonov

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Among festivities marking the anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon, a spectacular concert was held on October 10 in the Forbidden City in Beijing, where soloist Daniil Trifonov and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under Long Yu, delighted classical music fans in a worldwide livestream of Rachmaninoff’s second Piano Concerto.

6 November: Lang Lang

The festivities now continue on November 6 in Berlin, when Lang Lang and Anne-Sophie Mutter together with the Staatskapelle Berlin under the direction of Manfred Honeck perform on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie. This is an occasion to celebrate the history and the future of the world’s oldest record company, founded in 1898 by Emil Berliner as ”Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft”.
The concert program includes Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio, Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major, Leonore Overture No. 3 in C Major, Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C Minor K. 491 and John Williams’ Markings for violin, strings and harp.

The festival concert will be on the Arte livestream at 8 PM Berlin time (3 pm EST):
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Read more about Deutsche Grammophon’s twelve decades.

The livestream is no longer available, but here is a fresh glimpse of Lang Lang playing en encore at the DG120 Celebration Gala in Berlin

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