Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Johnson

August 18th, 2023



A Deep Dive Past and Present Into the Many Records Released by Deutsche Grammophon

Mark Ward and Michael Johnson discuss the rich Deutsche Grammophon recorded history

Tracking Angle writers Mark Ward and Michael Johnson sit down to discuss their collecting history with the storied German label, and the advent of the new "Original Source" series cut by Emil Berliner Studios. Filmed in late July, look for the follow up to this conversation in Michael's review of the second batch of Original Source titles.



  • 2023-08-19 08:50:00 PM

    Jim Shue wrote:

    Mark and Michael - This was a very informative and fun watch! Added a whole host of DGs to look for list and I've already bought all the DG Original Source LPs released to date. Thanks to both of you for making TrackingAngle so awesome!

  • 2023-08-19 10:34:50 PM

    Fred Morris wrote:

    Most informative and fun. Have acquired and greatly enjoyed the Trout and Beethoven 7 on your recommendations. Agree that Archiv has many gems that have aged well, especially Pinnock and Goebel. Dance Music from the Time of Praetorius is also great fun and an audiophile classic. There is a Japanese SACD of the Rameau Imaginary Symphony with terrific sound.

  • 2023-08-20 09:06:08 PM

    Darryl Lindberg wrote:

    I really enjoyed your video. So many wonderful performances and performers on Deutsche Grammophon, whatever occasional quibbles one may have with the sound of the LPs.

    Regarding Steinberg and Mathis der Maler . . . There's a 1958 recording of this great Hindemith work featuring Steinberg conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Capitol SP 8364). I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable to comment on the performance, which I find quite enjoyable, but I can say the sound's pretty darn good. Also on this disc is the first recording of Ernst Toch's seldom-heard Symphony #3.

  • 2023-08-20 11:21:42 PM

    John Marks wrote:

    DG Boston Symphony Steinberg Planets, please! One of Joseph Silverstein's finest moments! john