VIBRANT YOUNG VIOLINIST SIGNS TO DECCA CLASSICS Ray Chen, the outstanding young violinist, has signed to Decca Classic. ECHO KLASSIK for Alfred Brendel On 9 October 2016 Alfred Brendel is to be honoured with the ECHO KLASSIK Life Achievement Award in Berlin, Germany. SIR NEVILLE MARRINER, 1924 - 2016 Decca Classics, which includes the labels L’Oiseau-Lyre, Argo, Philips Classics and ASV, is deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of its greatest and prolific recording artists, Sir Neville Marriner. 16-YEAR-OLD RECORDER SENSATION LANDS RECORD DEAL Once in a generation, a performer appears who blows musical preconceptions sky-high. Step forward 16-year-old Dutch recorder player Lucie Horsch, who has signed to Decca Classics and is releasing her debut album on 7th October 2016. Seiji Ozawa receives Grammy® The 58th annual Grammy® awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on February 15 and telecast internationally, honored Seiji Ozawa´s recording of Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortileges. Recorded with Isabel Leonard, Yvonne Naef, Susan Graham and the Saito Kinen Orchestra the album was named “Best Opera Recording”. STAR OF PROG ROCK AND THE GODFATHER OF SHOCK ROCK HELP CREATE A SYMPHONIC VERSION OF WISH YOU WERE HERE, THE CLASSIC PINK FLOYD ALBUM Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman are among the performers on DECCA CLASSICS’ new symphonic version of Pink Floyd’s legendary album Wish You Were Here, released to mark its 40th anniversary. The London Orion Orchestra were joined by the guitarists Dave Fowler and Steve McElroy from The Australian Pink Floyd Show to record Wish You Were Here Symphonic, a project produced and masterminded by Pete Smith, working with the New Zealand conductor, Peter Scholes, who arranged the tracks and conducted the recording: the album was recorded, mixed and mastered at the world famous Abbey Road studios in London where the original Pink Floyd album was made. LOST MASTERWORKS FOUND: MAX EMANUEL CENCIC CELEBRATES DECCA DISCOVERIES The award-winning Max Emanuel Cencic celebrates the musical riches of Naples in his latest solo album for Decca. Arie Napoletane comprises ten world premiere recordings of virtuoso arias by Porpora, Leo, Vinci and Alessandro Scarlatti. Ozawa at 80 Decca celebrates Seiji Ozawa’s 80th birthday on September 1st 2015 with his first-ever recording of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.

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