Joana Mallwitz of the Theater Erfurt is a conductor, a pianist and one of Germany's youngest general music directors. She says her keys to success are individuality and the right body language.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
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.
Young musicians from Germany and Ukraine wowed audiences in Lviv and Kyiv, with more intercultural dialogue and musical fireworks still to come.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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