Various - Project XII 2020


Renewal has always been part of music, long before the invention of such distinctive categories as “Classical” or “Contemporary”. Deutsche Grammophon’s commitment to the process of musical creation took a fresh direction last year with the launch of “XII”. The innovative project is set to continue this year with a second monthly schedule of compelling compositions from some of today’s most exciting musical pioneers. The changing seasons and life’s restless stream of feelings and emotions lie behind the sounds of “XII”, Deutsche Grammophon’s celebration of new works by some of today’s most innovative and creative musicians. The multi-artist project took off in January 2019. It has grown since with the release of a new eSingle every month. Deutsche Grammophon released a vinyl LP of all 12 pieces in the “XII” series last December. Building upon the Yellow Label’s commitment to new repertoire, “XII” presents a series of works with the power to punch through the crowd of monthly releases and establish an online home on influential music-streaming playlists. Their composers, free from rigid genre boundaries, reflect contemporary classical music’s diversity.


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