The ECHO, Germany's top music accolade has been awarded for a quarter of a century. We look back at past highlights and this year's ceremony.
Fewer categories, more power to the jury, a different broadcaster, no live transmission and no Helene Fischer. By divorcing itself from tradition, is Germany's most important music prize undergoing a renewal?
Protestantism is mostly a group of niche movements in predominantly Catholic Latin America. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity for Christianity's various sects to find new recognition.
Founded by ABBA's manager, the Polar Prize goes to Italian opera singer and anti-diva Cecilia Bartoli, a true all-rounder in the music world. Katy Perry composer Max Martin takes home the pop award.
Felix Klieser plays the horn with his toes, rather than his fingers. His handicap hasn't kept him from the upper echelons of classical music - and now he's won the coveted Leonard Bernstein Award.
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