The classical music world is mourning the loss of a giant. Austrian-born conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt has died aged 86, three months after announcing his retirement. His recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion won a Grammy Award in 2001.
In this project of the Beethovenfest Bonn and Deutsche Welle, a different country is in focus each year. In the most recent edition, it was Mexico. Join us for an hour of Mexican music, including a world premiere.
Star conductor Alondra de la Parra is both reporter and protagonist in DW's unique new series "Musica Maestra." She will be appearing in 26 web-videos and six television shows.
Hitler loved the music of Richard Wagner and was a special guest in Bayreuth. While much has been said about Wagner in the Nazi era, the Bayreuth Festival has launched a new lecture series to dig deeper.
He was the grandson of composer Richard Wagner and like a stepson to Adolf Hitler. Wieland Wagner, credited with revitalizing the Bayreuth Festival after World War II, would have turned 100 this year.
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