Deutsche Grammophon has launched a new one-stop classical music platform STAGE+ offering an extensive range of current and archived video and audio performances.
The new subscription platform will offer new repertoire, livestreamed events from around the globe, outstanding concert and opera performances from the archives, and new and archived DG and Decca audio releases. TV, mobile and web apps will support the newest formats, including productions in 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos.
Upcoming exclusive livestreams and premieres:
• PREMIERE: New Wagner Ring cycle from Bayreuth Festival 2022: Das Rheingold (28 Nov), Die Walküre (30 Nov), Siegfried (2 Dec) and Götterdämmerung (4 Dec)
• PREMIERE: Max Richter’s Voices from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (10 Dec)
• LIVE: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists at St Martin-in-the-Fields (13 & 15 Dec)
• PREMIERE: Christmas in Berlin with Albrecht Mayer and Hera Hyesang Park (23 Dec)
• LIVE: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Andrè Schuen, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig (31 Dec)
• PREMIERE: Yuja Wang presents works by Kapustin, Beethoven and Ligeti at the Vienna Konzerthaus (6 Jan)
• LIVE: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony with Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Vienna Musikverein (15 Jan)
• PREMIERE: Hélène Grimaud and baritone Konstantin Krimmel perform music by Brahms and Silvestrov at the Stienitzsee Turbine Hall (21 Jan)
• PREMIERE: Seong-Jin Cho plays works by Handel at the Siemens Villa in Berlin (3 Feb)
Deutsche Grammophon, a division of Universal Music Group, is the world’s oldest record label, founded in 1898 in Hanover by Emil Berliner, the inventor of the gramophone. STAGE+ has been designed to place subscribers at the heart of the stage, with unprecedented access to Universal Music Group’s coterie of world-class artists and events via a wide range of content – including exclusive live premieres, long-form concert and opera programmes, music videos, documentaries and behind-the-scenes interviews and new audio releases, as well as albums from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon and Decca catalogues. This rich array of content will all be made available in the highest possible quality, including Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos.
Partnerships with leading international ensemble, venues and festivals, will allow STAGE+ to showcase the best new performances every week. Bayreuth will be one of the festivals initially featured, with a comprehensive selection of performances from several decades, ranging from the latest 2022 Ring cycle to the legendary “Centenary Ring”. In the first premiere stream on the platform. Víkingur Ólafsson performs music from his latest album, From Afar, in full from Harpa, Iceland. Other upcoming concerts include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Max Richter’s Voices from Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on Human Rights Day and a Mahler cycle from Vienna’s Musikverein. The live and video-on-demand streams will also include Deutsche Grammophon’s pioneering Yellow Lounge classical club nights across the globe, a Rising Stars series and performances at World Heritage Sites such as the Forbidden City, Sistine Chapel or the neolithic settlement of Carnac in France.
Sophisticated search functions will enable fans to search via title and access individual works, movements or opera scenes, with every search linked to all relevant audio and video content available for any particular artist, composer, work, venue or partner organisation. Users will be able to save favourites and download content to mobile devices for offline viewing or listening.
The platform will be available as a TV, mobile and web app to STAGE+ subscribers, with many videos offered in 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos Music. Audio content will be in Hi-Res Lossless format, approximating the original studio recording.
New releases from Deutsche Grammophon: