Christian Mokschan originally wanted to be a professional pianist. Instead of performing in public, however, he decided to focus on the art of making the instrument. Today he works for the renowned Steingraeber & Söhne company in Bayreuth.
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven didn't pour all his passion into his music, as proven by the many loves in his life. The most important woman, however, may forever remain a mystery.
Most popular music is clearly about love. Showing that love has also inspired a colorful array of art music is the goal of this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn.
This week, the city of Rome celebrated the completion of a landmark architectural project that has proved to be as fleeting and elusive as the form it is named after. Megan Williams reports.
Condolences on his death have been pouring in worldwide, also from the music world. Even as Chancellor, Schmidt took time for daily piano practice - and he participated in two respectable recordings.
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