. Interchanging Idioms: Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Launch Website to Celebrate Chopin’s 200th Birthday

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Launch Website to Celebrate Chopin’s 200th Birthday

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Deutsche Grammophon and Decca continue the Chopin Celebration with an unprecedented offering of music. DG & Decca have literally thrown the vault doors open and made thousands of tracks available for the general public to stream, rate, create playlists with and so much more.

This all-new site seeks to expose the user to the variety of interpretations of Chopin’s compositions that DG & Decca artists have recorded over the years. Whether used as a point of entry for the uninitiated or as a means of study and comparison by the aficionado, this site allows everyone to explore Chopin’s music and actively engage in the listening experience.

Most importantly, every track is free and available for streaming. The “price of admission” is a simple user registration. (Without registration the user can only listen to excerpts) There is not now, nor will there be, a cost to the user. DG & Decca want to engage the public and share the riches deep within the catalog. One will find recordings (both available and out-of-print) by Argerich, Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Blechacz, Freire, Grimaud, Gulda, Michelangeli, Pires, Pollini, Uchida, Zimerman and many others. Of interest are also recordings from Stefan Askenase, Gyorgy Cziffra, Adam Harasiewicz, Julian Karolyi and others.

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