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Ever since Beethoven wrote his last piano sonata and called it "Opus 111", the number 111 has enjoyed certain kudos in musical circles, and 2009 marks the 111th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon. Over 11 decades, the label's philosophy has always been “the greatest recordings by the greatest artists in the world” and now they showcase this with this incredible 55 CD box set.

This unique collection forms DG’s major release in its 111th anniversary celebrations. The limited edition box set gathers together many landmark recordings, from the past to the present. Most of them appear complete, as originally programmed, in their original cover art and several include additional material.

It is a true Library of Music, Artists and Recordings extending from Abbado to Zimerman, Monteverdi to Pärt, Furtwängler to Dudamel-- there’s never been anything quite like it before. The opulent deluxe box with hinged lid opens up to reveal the neatly stacked contents of 51 "original jacket! albums and an accompanying 150-page booklet.

Fantastic performances by artists signed to this elite label.

1. Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances (Claudio Abbado/Vienna Philharmonic, 1982)
2. Beethoven: String Quartet in F, op.59/1; Quartet in C# minor, op.131 (Amadeus Quartet, 1959/1963)
3. Chopin: 24 Preludes, op.28; Prelude in C# minor, op.45; Prelude in A flat major, op.post.; Piano Sonata no.2
in B flat minor (Martha Argerich, 1974/1975/1977)
4. Ravel: Bolero; Pavane pour une infante defunte; La Valse; Daphnis & Chloe, suite no.2
(Danel Barenboim/Orchestre de Paris, 1981)
5. Debussy: Preludes, book 1; Images, bks. 1 & 2 (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, 1971/1978)
6. Bernstein: West Side Story (Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras/Leonard Bernstein, 1984)
7. Mozart: Requiem, K.626 (Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wieslaw Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch/Karl Boehm/Vienna
Philharmonic, 1971)
8. Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Le Sacre du Printemps (Pierre Boulez/Cleveland Orchestra, 1991)
9. Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (Giuliano Carmignola/Andrea Marcon/Venice Baroque Orchestra, 2006)
10. "Opera Gala" - Donizetti, Verdi, Halevy, Meyerbeer, Bizet (Placido Domingo/Carlo Maria Giulini/Los Angeles
Philharmonic, 1980)
11. Mahler: Symphony no.5 (Gustavo Dudamel/Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, 2006)
12. Bach: The Art of Fugue (Emerson String Quartet, 2003)
13. Schubert: Winterreise (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Gerald Moore, 1971)
14/15. Bach: Cello Suites (Pierre Fournier, 1960)
16. Verdi: Requiem (Maria Stader, Marianna Radev, Helmut Krebs, Kim Borg/Ferenc Fricsay/RIAS SO Berlin, 1953)
17. Schumann: Symphony no.4 in D minor; Haydn: Symphony no.88 in G major (Wilhelm Furtwaengler, 1953/1951)
18/19. Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (Ann Monoyios, Marinella Pennicchi, Michael Chance, Mark Tucker,
Nigel Robson, Sandro Naglia, Bryn Terfel, Alastair Miles/John Eliot Gardner/English Baroque Soloists,
1989)
20. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas "Waldstein," "Les Adieux" and "Appassionata" (Emil Gilels, 1972/1973/1974)
21. "Baroque Favorites" - Pachelbel, Handel, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach (Reinhard Goebel/Musica Antiqua Koeln, 1982/1983)
22. "Credo" - Corigliano, Beethoven, Part (Helene Grimaud/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio SO & Choir, 2003)
23. Bach: Violin Concertos (Hilary Hahn/Jeffrey Kahane/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 2002/2003)
24. "Horowitz in Moscow" - Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Moszkowski
(Vladimir Horowitz, 1986)
25. Orff: Carmina Burana (Gundula Janowitz, Gerhard Stolze, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Eugen Jochum/German Opera
Berlin Chorus & Orchestra, 1967)
26. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Symphony no.9 in D minor (Gundula Janowitz, Hilde Roessel-Majdan, Waldemar
Kmentt, Walter Berry/Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic, 1965/1962)
27. Beethoven: Piano Concertos nos. 4 & 5 (Wilhelm Kempff/Ferdinand Leitner/Berlin Philharmonic, 1961)
28. Beethoven: Symphony no.5 in C minor; Symphony no.7 in A major (Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic, 1974/
1975/1976)
29. "Ah! mio cor - Handel Arias" (Magdalena Kozena/Andrea Marcon/Venice Baroque Orchestra, 2006)
30. Dvorak: Symphony no.8 in G major; Symphony no.9 in E minor (Rafael Kubelik/Berlin Philharmonic, 1966/1972)
31. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no.1; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no.1 (Lang Lang/Daniel Barenboim/Chicago
Symphony, 2003)
32. Mendelssohn: Symphony no.4 in A major; Symphony no.5 in D major (Lorin Maazel/Berlin Philharmonic, 1960/1961)
33. "Adagio" - Saint-Saens, Faure, Resphigi, Dvorak, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Strauss, Haydn (Mischa
Maisky/Semyon Bychkov/Orchestre de Paris, 1991)
34. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; overtures by Cherubini and Auber (Igor Markevitch/Orchestre Lamoureux, 1961)
35. Praetorius: Christmas Mass (Paul McCresh/Gabrieli Consort & Players, 1993)
36. Rameau: "Une symphonie imaginaire" (Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre, 2003)
37. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major; Double Concerto in A minor (Anne-Sophie Mutter/Herbert von Karajan/
Berlin Philharmonic, 1981/1983)
38. "Opera Arias" - Mozart, Berlioz, Massenet, Donizetti, Bellini, Gounod, Dvorak, Puccini (Anna Netrebko/
Gianandrea Noseda/Vienna Philharmonic, 2003)
39. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Wieniawski, Sarasate: music for 2 violins (David Oistrakh/Igor Oistrakh/
Franz Konwitschny/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1954/1957)
40. "Lamenti" - Monteverdi, Bertali, Legrenzi, Vivaldi, Purcell, Piccinini (Anne Sofie von Otter/Reinhard
Goebel/Musica Antiqua Koeln, 1997)
41. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Simon Standage/Trevor Pinnock/English Concert, 1981/1985)
42/43. Chopin: Nocturnes (complete) (Maria Joao Pires, 1995/1996)
44. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas (Ivo Pogorelich, 1991)
45. Chopin: Etudes, opp.10 & 25 (Maurizio Pollini, 1972)
46. "German Opera Arias" - Lortzing, Weber, Wagner, Strauss (Thomas Quasthoff/Christian Thielemann/Chorus &
Orchestra of the German Opera Berlin, 2001)
47/48. Bach: Mass in B minor (Maria Stader, Herta Toepper, Ernst Haefliger, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Karl
Richter/Munich Bach Chorus & Orchestra, 1961)
49. Rachmaninov: Piano concerto no.2; six Preludes (Sviatoslav Richter/Stanislaw Wislocki/Warsaw National
Philharmonic Orchestra, 1959)
50. Dvorak: Cello concerto in B minor; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (Mstislav Rostropovich/Herbert
von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic, 1968)
51. "The Vagabond" - Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Butterworth, Ireland (Bryn Terfel/Malcolm Martineau, 1995)
52. "Cielo e mar" - Ponchielli, Cilea, Mercadante, Boito, Pietri, Gomes, Verdi, Donizetti (Rolando Villazon/
Daniele Callegari/Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, 2007)
53. Bach: Organ works (Helmut Walcha, 1956/1962)
54. Schumann: Dichterliebe; Beethoven & Schubert: Lieder (Fritz Wunderlich/Hubert Giesen, 1965/1966)
55. Liszt: Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Totentanz (Krystian Zimerman/Seiji Ozawa/Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1987)
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