MILOŠ: Sound of Silence “Classical Music’s Guitar Hero” makes a much-anticipated return, three years after suffering a devastating hand injury Riccardo Chailly & The Lucerne Festival Orchestra Reunite for an epic celebration of Strauss, featuring iconic orchestral works, recorded live Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis Decca announces new album from Nicola Benedetti! Renée Fleming: Lieder The 4-time Grammy winner returns with Brahms, Schumann & Mahler Jess Gillam hits the classical charts top spot! The youngest saxophonist ever to hit the No.1 spot of the classical charts. New Signing: Lise Davidsen Meet the powerful new voice conquering the world’s stages. New Signing: Isata Kanneh-Mason Older sister of Sheku announces debut album. SEIJI OZAWA & MARTHA ARGERICH Two Legends unite on record for the first time CECILIA BARTOLI & SOL GABETTA JOIN FORCES FOR NEW ALBUM ‘DOLCE DUELLO’ A delectable collection of Baroque arias for voice and cello VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY Decca celebrates the 80th Birthday of its longest serving artist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev signs exclusive deal with Decca Classics & Universal Music Australia VIBRANT YOUNG VIOLINIST SIGNS TO DECCA CLASSICS Ray Chen, the outstanding young violinist, has signed to Decca Classic. BBC Young Musician 2016 Winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason Signs Major Record Deal with Decca Classics Decca Classics is thrilled to announce the signing of extraordinary 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician 2016. ECHO KLASSIK Award for Alfred Brendel On October 9 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. ECHO Klassik Awards Decca Classics Artists will be honoured for their critically-acclaimed releases at a live-broadcast ceremony on 9 October in Berlin, Germany. 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. Choral Music for the Modern Age Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo (Yay-Lo) is one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world; his debut album on a major record label has been released in April 2016 on Decca Classics. An accomplished composer and pianist, improvisations over his own choral works have become a trademark of his collaborations, and feature within the eleven tracks on this self-titled album – “Ola Gjeilo”. Norwegian by birth, Ola’s soundworld has evolved a style that is both contemporary and familiar, cinematic and evocative. Seiji Ozawa receives Grammy® The 58th annual Grammy® awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on February 15 and telecast internationally, honoured 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. Max Emanuel Cencic leads star cast, including Vince Yi and Juan Sancho Decca Classics is proud to release the first ever complete recording of Arminio, Handel’s opera of political intrigue and dynastic struggle. Radiant Beauty: JANINE JANSEN IN BRAHMS & BARTOK Two landmark concertos receive sensational performances in Janine Jansen’s latest recording for Decca. The Dutch violinist, described by The Times as “a player you follow wherever she leads”, presents her profound insights into Johannes Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto and youthful Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Andrea Bocelli Sings Puccini’s Final Masterpiece Turandot Conducted By Zubin Mehta. Released On Sugar/Decca/Universal Music Classics on July 31 The Tenors Debut #1 Billboard Classical Crossover & Classical Overall Charts; Launch New Album Under One Sky with PBS Concert Special & Appearances On The Today Show, Fox News Edge, Good Day NY & More The Monks of Norcia’s BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia Debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Classical Chart and #1 Overall at Barnes & Mercury Living Presence Volume 3, landmark collection of historical recordings, available on Decca/Universal Music Classics on March 24, 2015 The OSM is Pleased to Announce a Five-Year Partnership with Decca Benedictines of Mary Debut #1 Again On Billboard Classical Overall and Traditional Charts With Easter At Ephesus Valentina Lisitsa Takes a Shine To Glass Russian Star Soprano AIDA GARIFULLINA Signs exclusively to Decca Classics On January 28th Decca Classics announced the exclusive signing of Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, first prize winner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition in 2013. She will record her debut album in Vienna for release in August. The Hot Sardines Ring In 2015 With Starbucks “Pick of the Week,” More Live Dates & Critical Raves Including “Best Of” iTunes 2014 Rediscovering the Serenades Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra take another significant step in an extraordinary musical journey with the release of the two Brahms Serenades. The Serenades have been unjustly neglected and are rarely heard in concert, making them perfect repertoire for Chailly’s enquiring mind. Widely respected as a conductor with a “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” (Gramophone), his reading of the Serenades fits with his philosophy that “all music must aspire to be ‘new music’ again”. The recording follows Chailly’s multi-award-winning sets of the Brahms and Beethoven symphonies. Renée Fleming Celebrates Holiday Season with Christmas in New York The Hot Sardines Continue 50-City U.S. Tour Following London Success With NYC Homecoming Shows At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola 12/15 & The Rainbow Room 12/22 Christmas In Harvard Square, the Debut Album from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School Sparks Critical Acclaim Sade Co-Founder & Saxophonist Stuart Matthewman Joins Forces With Vocalist/Multi-Instrumentalist Vanessa Bley To Form Twin Danger Renowned Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Takes On Chopin and Schumann With Études Christmas In Harvard Square, the Debut Album from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School, Kicks off the Holiday Season at #2 on Billboard’s Classical Chart PBS Special Premiering on WGBH in Boston, November 28 Available Now on Decca/AimHigher Recordings/UMC Cecilia Bartoli – St Petersburg in the Press Cecilia Bartoli – St Petersburg debuts at #1 on the classical charts of five countries, including Billboard’s U.S. Classical Traditional Chart The Hot Sardines Debut Top 10 on Billboard’s Jazz Traditional Chart Alongside Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga and Michael Bublé Band Lands on “Page Six” of The New York Post Following Performance at the Grand Re-Opening Party of New York City’s Legendary Rainbow Room Renée Fleming, “a superstar by any measure,” (The New York Times) Releases Her First-Ever Holiday Album Christmas In New York Available October 14 on Decca/Universal Music Classics Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O’Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright Join Fleming For Intimate Pop, Jazz and Acoustic Performances Of Holiday Favorites Andrea Bocelli Releases Simultaneous Recordings This Fall – Opera: The Ultimate Collection Featuring Beloved Opera Aria Favorites & Puccini’s Manon Lescaut Both Available October 21 from Sugar/Decca/Universal Music Classics The Hot Sardines Garner Vevo World Premiere for Their Infectious Music Video and First Single Watch “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” (“To Me You’re Beautiful”) From Their Self-Titled Debut Album Out October 7 on Decca/UMC 50 City Tour Kicks-Off On September 20th From Carnegie Hall, To Italy with Pope Francis and Back To Their Own Backyard at Fenway Park with the Red Sox, The Boys Of St. Paul’s Choir School Release Their First International Recording Christmas In Harvard Square Pianist Sacha Puttnam Highlights Music From His Father’s Iconic Films in New Album, Puttnam Plays Puttnam Violinist Nicola Benedetti Returns To Her Roots With The Decca/Universal Music Classics Release of HOMECOMING: A SCOTTISH FANTASY Presenting St Petersburg - Cecilia Bartoli returns with a majestic new album of world premiere recordings, hidden treasures of the Mariinsky! For the very first time Cecilia Bartoli explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. With music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the enlightened West. Decca Releases Rossini’s LE COMTE ORY and OTELLO on DVD/Blu-Ray This Spring Featuring Cecilia Bartoli and Javier Camarena 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. Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang Partner For New Album Brahms: The Violin Sonatas to be released April 15, 2014 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.
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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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