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April 22, 1990 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
The great media revolution has begun. The logistical machinations are confusing. Also portentous. A Japanese electronics giant has purchased a distinguished yet faltering American organization and placed its destiny in the hands of a veteran of mighty phonographic wars from Germany. In the process, Tokyo has moved institutional headquarters from New York to Hamburg. The recording of so-called classical music--both audio and video--may never be quite the same again.
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April 22, 1990 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
The great media revolution has begun. The logistical machinations are confusing. Also portentous. A Japanese electronics giant has purchased a distinguished yet faltering American organization and placed its destiny in the hands of a veteran of mighty phonographic wars from Germany. In the process, Tokyo has moved institutional headquarters from New York to Hamburg. The recording of so-called classical music--both audio and video--may never be quite the same again.
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March 23, 2003 | Mark Swed
This week, Deutsche Grammophon will announce the signing of a four-year contract with Esa-Pekka Salonen. That the prestigious German record label has wrested the music director of the L.A. Philharmonic from Sony Classical, the company with which he began his career some two decades ago, is stunning news. It represents a new aggressiveness by DG, which recently nabbed young American violinist Hilary Hahn from Sony and young Chinese pianist Lang Lang from Telarc.
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