When Sophie Pacini plays, people sit up and listen. The 23-year-old is one of the most talented pianists of her generation. Now she's won the ECHO Klassik award for Newcomer of the Year.
Classical is alive and well, is the message of Germany's major awards ceremony, the ECHO Klassik. For those bemoaning the "same olds," there were some moving moments this year - also for DW.
One of the 20th century's greats, the 85-year-old Austrian pianist makes ears perk up even after the end of his concert career. Now he's being recognized for his lifetime achievement by Germany's ECHO Klassik.
Comings and goings, building scandals and the Berlin Philharmonic's surprising choice of principal conductor: the classical industry hummed along at a steady mezzo-forte, and Germany held its musical superpower status.
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