Decca and DG team up for a digital-only charity album

James Jolly5th Apr 2011
Classics for Japan: a digital album to benefit the Japanese Red CrossClassics for Japan: a digital album to benefit the Japanese Red Cross

Deutsche Grammophon and Decca release a digital album tomorrow (April 6) to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. ‘Classics for Japan, Music for Healing’ features performances by Japanese artists and musicians who have enjoyed particular success in Japan, including Mitsuko Uchida, Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alice Sara Ott and Akiko Suwanai. Universal Classics (the umbrella company over Decca and DG) and all the artists will donate their fees to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The 21 tracks include Fauré Pavane conducted by Seiji Ozawa, the slow movement from Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K467 (Uchida), the Allegretto from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony (Saito Kinen Orchestra), a Chopin Nocturne (Ashkenazy), Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Barenboim) and Chausson’s Poème (Akiko Suwanai).

The album will available from on-line retailers including iTunes (link takes you straight to the recording).

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