Rub your eyes, gals and guys. We are switching the clocks back to 1987.
It is that long since Deutsche Grammophon last released a new recording on vinyl. But my mole at the heart of the label has just whispered that the first classical vinyl in quarter of a century will come rolling off the presses in May.
It’s the next Gustavo Dudamel recording, and it’s all his own idea. Seeing that some of the people who come to his concerts are also the gals and guys he sees when he heads down to the clubs, the Dude thought he might do a favour to his DJ friends and get them putting classical back on their racks.
The first vinyl release will be Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, and the orchestra is the Vienna Philharmonic. Feast your eyes on this memory-lane DG vinyl cover. Cool, or what?
Proceeds from the record will benefit the San Vicente núcleo of El Sistema in the Aragua State of Venezuela.