The small Austrian town of Erl is on the border to Bavaria. The new concert hall can seat more than eight hundred people and has the world’s largest orchestra pit.
Even though an angered Beethoven scratched out his dedication to Napoleon, his "Eroica" was a revolutionary piece. For the Beethovenfest, Hugues Dufourt has entirely rethought the symphonic work.
Germany's most famous rock on the Rhine River, the Lorelei, is also home to a concert hall, hostel and other facilities. Now the area is set to get a facelift, but protestors are mourning the change with white crosses.
This hour presents another opportunity to get better acquainted with a conductor currently making considerable waves in Europe, Teodor Currentzis.
A Thai court has given a three-year suspended sentence to the Briton for defaming a local fruit business specializing in pineapple. Hall released a report in 2013 claiming rights abuses at the Natural Fruit Company.
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