You’re sitting on the subway train and suddenly one by one the musicians of an orchestra start playing their instruments until you hear a beautiful symphony. That’s exactly what happened during a flash mob of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
DW's music editor Rick Fulker hasn't missed a year of the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth for over 27 years. Here are his musings about what the 19th century composer has in common with shock rockers Rammstein.
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.
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.
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