THE SCOOP | Common/Deutsche Grammophon Launch New Excessive-Res Classical Music Streaming Service

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Venerable label Deutsche Grammophon has launched STAGE+, a brand new excessive decision classical music streaming service. It joins IDAGIO, and, each time Apple will get round to it, the successor to Primephonic within the classical streaming app area of interest. Deutsche Grammophon is owned by Common Music Group.

“We’re about to enter an thrilling new period for streamed classical performances,” says Deutsche Grammophon’s Vice President Shopper Enterprise, Robert Zimmermann, in a media assertion. “STAGE+ will discover the limitless inventive and curatorial potentialities that digital applied sciences have to supply to carry the inventive work of DG’s artists — and past — nearer to their viewers.”

Content material

What does STAGE+ have to supply? It’s primarily based, after all, on distinctive entry to Common Music Group’s artist roster. The streaming service provides subscribers:

  • New repertoire, with partnerships with opera firms, orchestras, live performance halls, and festivals that permit entry to new performances on a weekly foundation;
  • Livestreamed occasions from all around the world, together with lengthy type concert events and operas;
  • Opera and live performance performances from the archives;
  • New and archived DG and Decca audio releases in 4K decision and Dolby Atmos;
  • Documentaries and behind-the-scenes interviews.

What they name “optimized metadata” will allow detailed superior searches, even to particular opera scenes, for instance, and audio content material will likely be out there in Hello-Res Lossless format.

DG, based by Emil Berliner, the inventor of the gramophone, in 1898, has partnered with Siemens and its Arts Program to create STAGE+.

“There’s an unlimited urge for food for excellent classical music content material on-line,” feedback Frank Briegmann, Chairman & CEO Common Music Central Europe & Deutsche Grammophon in a media assertion. “We’ve seen important progress in demand for livestreamed concert events and opera performances since launching DG Stage nearly two years in the past. STAGE+ will rework the area for on-line classical music. I want to thank our unbelievable workforce and our companion organisations for all their arduous work and dedication to STAGE+. They’ve constructed one thing particular that’s positive to please and encourage the worldwide classical viewers.”

What’s on

One of many first festivals to be featured will likely be Bayreuth, together with performances from over the a long time, proper as much as the 2022 Ring cycle of final summer time.

Different early choices embrace:

  • Víkingur Ólafsson performing his newest album From Afar in full from Harpa, Iceland;
  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio carried out at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London;
  • Max Richter’s Voices from Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on Human Rights Day;
  • A Mahler cycle from Vienna’s Musikverein.

Dickon Stainer, President and CEO of World Classics & Jazz and Verve Label Group, welcomes the brand new stage of excellent viewers engagement. “STAGE+ uniquely immerses the fan in a devoted multi-dimensional classical expertise of the best high quality, complementing the breadth of our repertoire offered on our companions’ providers,” he mentioned. “It provides artists the place for his or her reside and filmed performances to take a seat immediately alongside their studio recordings, enabling an built-in expertise for classical artist discovery by devoted followers of the style.”

The STAGE+ service could be accessed by way of net or cell app, or TV.

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