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Grigory Sokolov Signs Exclusive Contract with Deutsche Grammophon

Magazine article Gramophone

Grigory Sokolov Signs Exclusive Contract with Deutsche Grammophon

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Deutsche Grammophon has announced the exclusive signing of one of the world's most enigmatic pianists, Grigory Sokolov. Sokolov, who according to DG's press release 'refuses to play pianos that are more than five years old' and who doesn't make studio recordings, will permit DG to release a 2008 recital from the Salzburg Festival in January 2015 featuring works by Chopin and Mozart. Mark Wilkinson, President of Deutsche Grammophon, said, 'The wait is finally over, as we warmly welcome Maestro Sokolov to the Yellow Label, and herald a new and rare album release. Inspiring complete devotion from his extraordinary army of fans, many of whom aim to attend every single one of his extraordinary concerts, he is an "anti-star" par excellence. Critics and pianophiles alike have known of his work for many years, and we now want to connect the broadest possible audience with this life-affirming, revelatory and enigmatic artist. …

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