DECCA TRIUMPHANT AT BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS American cellist Alisa Weilerstein was yesterday named winner of the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year Award with her debut concerto disc of the Elgar and Carter Cello Concertos with the Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim on Decca. Juan Diego Flórez Releases First All-French Album, L’AMOUR AVAILABLE APRIL 15, 2014 ON DECCA Acclaimed Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Celebrates Michael Nyman On New Decca/Universal Music Classics Album, CHASING PIANOS Julia Fischer Pays Homage To Violin Legend Pablo Sarasate On New Decca/Universal Music Classics Album Out March 4, 2014 Virtuosic Accordionist Martynas Returns For Additional U.S. Tour Dates With David Garrett In March RENÉE FLEMING TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL XLVIII ON FOX Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Performs Music By Dvořák On Her Second Recording For Decca / Universal Music Classics To Be Released On January 28, 2014 Martynas Revitalizes The Accordion On His Self-Titled Debut Album Available now in the USA! GRAMMY® NOMINATION FOR "MISSION" Cecilia Bartoli has just received a nomination for the most prestigious US music award, the GRAMMY®, in the category "Best Classical Vocal Solo". RICCARDO CHAILLY NAMED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF LA SCALA Riccardo Chailly has been named the new musical director of La Scala, Milan. He becomes principal conductor in 2015, taking over the musical directorship in 2017. His appointment marks the return of an Italian at the head of the country’s premier opera house, in succession to Daniel Barenboim. Janine Jansen - WGBH Bach and Family Ties Renée Fleming - Parade Magazine How Renée Fleming Minds Her Body Janine Jansen's new album BACH CONCERTOS along with her entire catalog is mastered for iTunes Luciano Pavarotti – The 50 Greatest Tracks A Must-Have Collection From One Of The Greatest Voices Of Our Time Available October 22nd New disc by pianist Mitsuko Uchida marks exquisite return to Schumann DECCA SWEEPS THE BOARD AT CLASSIC BRIT AWARDS - Winner in four out of six categories – plus a lifetime achievement honour for Pavarotti Decca albums were honoured in a night of triumph at the Classic Brit Awards, held last night [2 Oct] at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Decca Classics Scoop Coveted Gramophone Award Internationally regarded as the Oscars of the Classical Music World, the 2013 Gramophone Awards were announced last night during a ceremony held at LSO St Luke’s in London. The “Label of the Year” Award was collected by Decca Managing Director Paul Moseley ... Renée Fleming - USA TODAY Album stream: Renée Fleming's 'Guilty Pleasures' Renée Fleming - The Wall Street Journal Renée Fleming Indulges ‘Guilty Pleasure’ on ‘O Danny Boy’ (Song Premiere) Nicola Benedetti - Huffington Post Spotlight on a Modern Violin Great... Nicola Benedetti Joseph Calleja: 'O Sole Mio' - Live in Malta, August 2013 Decca artists receive ECHO Klassik Awards This year - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ECHO Klassik Award - the following Decca artists have been honoured: Cecilia Bartoli, Jonas Kaufmann, Leonidas Kavakos, Janine Jansen and Julia Lezhneva.
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San Francisco Classical Voice reviews Decca Classics Ariadne auf Naxos starring Renée Fleming "it belongs in every opera lover’s collection" Cecilia Bartoli´s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission’ with an album of the celebrated ‘Stabat Mater’ Steffani's 'Stabat Mater' is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. Cecilia Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. Diego Fasolis conducts the authentic instrument forces of I Barocchisti and the chorus of RSI Lugano. Valentina Lisitsa will make her NY recital debut on October 19 at the 92nd Street Y Opening Night. She invites you to vote for one of three programs for the recital. Check out our wonderful playlist of clips from the Verdi:Requiem DVD/Blu-ray release This Requiem features a dream line-up and directed by Daniel Barenboim, one of the greatest maestros of our time. The Leonard Lopate Show: Violinist Nicola Benedetti - WNYC Decca Congratulates Renée Fleming On National Medal of Arts Presented By Barack Obama President Barack Obama has presented soprano Renée Fleming with the 2012 National Medal of Arts “for her contributions to American music.” Among those who also received honours in the East Room of the White House, in the presence of the First Lady, were filmmaker George Lucas, comedy actress Elaine May and jazz legend Allen Toussaint. It is the highest honour for achievement in the arts conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people in USA FROM TOWNSHIP TO OPERA HOUSE South African Soprano, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA, Signs Global Record Contract with Decca Classics/Universal Music A singer who grew up in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa, and discovered classical music, today signs a record deal with Decca, home to the biggest opera star in the world, the late Luciano Pavarotti.

Pumeza Matshikiza has already been described by the UK’s leading critics as “poised for operatic stardom” and “one of opera's most exciting new voices" . But having been told she had no future as an opera singer in South Africa, she almost became a quantity surveyor.
NPR Music - Nicola Benedetti: Tiny Desk Concert Janine Jansen takes a stimulating approach to nineteenth-century chamber music Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses the May 10 & 12, 2013 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts Alisa Weilerstein and Elgar, the perfect combination CNN interviews Joseph Calleja on life on the road Review: Benjamin Grosvenor at the San Francisco Jazz Center Valentina Lisitsa - The Piano Concertos How It Was Made: Rachmaninoff Recording - from YouTube to Abbey Road Tenor Joseph Calleja performs arias from his recent CD’s Jonas Kaufmann on Wagner's 'Meistersinger' Jonas Kaufmann’s Tough Roles Fueled by Water, Gummi Bears Check out the trailer for VERDI: THE COMPLETE WORKS Renée Fleming Answers Questions from Young Musicians Jonas Kaufmann - Wagner Check out Jonas Kaufmann discussing his forthcoming Decca Classics album, Wagner! Leonidas Kavakos on NPR Music Leonidas Kavakos: Letting Beethoven Shine Solti’s Ring Legacy Relived Renée Fleming Launches 4-Event Perspectives Series at Carnegie Hall, 1/27 Double Chart Hits For Decca's BEETHOVEN FOR ALL With Daniel Barenboim and The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Tops Billboard's Classical Traditional Chart Universal Artists' Award Success Today In Paris Three Universal Classics artists (Renée Fleming, Riccardo Chailly and Patricia Petibon) have today been honoured with awards from the Académie du Disque Lyrique, presented at a ceremony in Paris this morning. Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics celebrate 150th anniversary of Debussy's Birth Renée Fleming - San Francisco Classical Voice Fleming's Compelling Tour de France Benjamin Grosvenor - Philly.com CD Review - "Time and again, one is struck by his conviction; everything he does seems to be indisputably right" Renée Fleming - The Seattle Times Renée Fleming surprises and delights, as always Riccardo Chailly - Chicago On The Aisle Chailly lifts his quick baton, and Beethoven’s symphonies emerge from the veil of tradition NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2011 Joseph Calleja, 'The Maltese Tenor' makes the list! Nico Muhly - Seeing Is Believing iTunes Rewind 2011 - Contemporary Classical Album of the Year! Decca Opera For more on Decca Opera, go here and learn how to get a free track download. Congrats to Andreas Scholl for his GRAMMY nomination. Best Classical Vocal Solo - Purcell: O Solitude Jonas Kaufmann - Associated Press German tenor thrills Met audience in solo recital Jonas Kaufmann - NJ.com Tenor shines in New York recital debut at the Met Joseph Calleja - The New York Times Robust Voices, Celebrated on a Small Stage Andreas Scholl - Bach Cantatas Available in the US October 11, 2011 Renée Fleming - San Francisco Chronicle How Renée Fleming sustains a career of high notes Danielle de Niese - Aria Serious? Blog 10 Questions With Danielle de Niese Jonas Kaufmann - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette CD Review German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is one of opera's hottest properties. Julia Fischer - Poeme - Audiophile Audition CD Review Violin virtuoso Julia Fischer brings some refreshed new repertory to the usual stable of bravura showpieces for her chosen instrument. Deutsche Grammophon, Decca release "Classics for Japan – Music for Healing" Deutsche Grammophon, Decca release Classics for Japan – Music for Healing April 6 to benefit Japanese Red Cross Renée Fleming - The New York Times Fleming sang the Countess in Strauss’s “Capriccio,” and she sang splendidly. Juan Diego Flórez - Le Comte Ory Juan Diego Flórez Stars in the Metropolitan Opera’s New Production of Le Comte Ory Danielle de Niese - Classical Singer Magazine A Diva for the Digital Age Janine Jansen - The Wall Street Journal Busy Violinist Seeks Balance Mitsuko Uchida - Cleveland.com On Valentine's Day, a brilliant display of musical affection by pianist Mitsuko Uchida Mitsuko Uchida Wins Her First-Ever Grammy Measha Brueggergosman Comes to Zankel Hall with “Night & Dreams” Her Latest Recital on Deutsche Grammophon Mitsuko Uchida - The New York Times Music Review - Intense Communication, via the Piano Janine Jansen - WQXR Album of the Week Decca Releases Rossini’s Armida Starring Renée Fleming Filmed as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series Decca re-signs exclusive recording contract with Riccardo Chailly Decca also announces the release of a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the Gewandhausorchester Juan Diego Florez - ClassicsToday.com CD Review - SANTO Cecilia Bartoli's Sospiri - WQXR Album Of The Week Cecilia Bartoli takes over the Salzburg Whitsun Festival The intendant designate of the Salzburg Festival, Alexander Pereira, has appointed Cecilia Bartoli to the post of artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival starting in 2012. Nico Muhly - Sequenza21 Nico Muhly is set to appear at the Santa Monica Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade Wednesday, September 8th! Vladimir Ashkenazy - Classical Archives Exclusive Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy: August 31, 2010 Decca Radio Listen to indeepth to our extensive Decca catalogue and enjoy the great variety of recordings and artists. For free!

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