Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is one of the best-known musical compositions in the world. The documentary film “Dancing Beethoven” shows how this masterpiece was turned into a ballet.
On June 20, the British maestro conducts his last symphony concert as the Berlin Philharmonic's music director. The collaboration between orchestra and conductor ends as it began: with Mahler's Sixth Symphony.
Unhappy, tragic or unrequited love makes for a stronger story than the kind with a happy end.
While Bonn is known as a hot spot for Beethoven pilgrims, composer Robert Schumann is celebrated there too. Schummannfest director Markus Schuck told DW about his influence on American director Leonard Bernstein.
Choosing the "best" of Johann Sebastian Bach's nearly 200 sacred cantatas is a daunting task, as each one seems perfect. But three leading Bach experts took up the challenge.
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