Big works arranged for a small-scale orchestra: the Berlin-based Ensemble Mini. British conductor Joolz Gale hopes to win over a younger audience to classical music.
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.
The leader of two ensembles and founder of the Herrenchiemsee Festival was a respected figure in German music life. His passing came unexpectedly.
Despite the sedate-sounding theme of this year's festival, "Cycles" is a true sensation for those who love the music of Johann Sebastian Bach — particularly the inexhaustible fans of his work.
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Generations of children have loved Judith Kerr's books, which have become school reading material worldwide. Kerr fled Nazi Germany with her family in 1933 — a personal tale she wove into "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit."
An opera singer with a rock star, a dead man with his daughter, a country star with a rapper: There have been a lot of unusual duet partners throughout pop music history that at first glance don't seem to fit together.
Two years after The Floating Piers, landscape artist Christo is back with a 20-meter-high work, The Mastaba, made of thousands of oil barrels. Despite its size, it's not the most daring project in the artist's career.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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