Romantic music, scary music, relaxing music - music affects us all in one way or another, and is apparently very good for us! Sarah Willis finds out how and why with the help of music physiologist Eckart Altenmüller.
Two stunning new concert halls opened in Germany in the first months of 2017. After the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in January came the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin in March. Here's the opening concert of the latter.
As a sought-after guest conductor and head of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, the Mexican-American maestra Alondra de la Parra knows that music is about communication - on every level.
There is new management and a new version of Hofmannsthal's "Everyman." With some big changes in store, it looks like the Salzburg Festival - a celebration of opera, theater and music - is at the start of a new era.
The latest science-fiction film by the French director is the most expensive film ever made in Europe. The storyline might feel familiar - but fans are presumably into such movies for other thrills anyway.
Type "Amazon Brazil" into Google and the results list new books above the ancient rainforest. But as Tamsin Walker discovers, Berlin's independent booksellers are writing a new chapter in the history of the printed word.
Wieland Wagner, born 100 years ago as the grandson of composer Richard Wagner, received special attention from Hitler and brought unconventionial ideas to Bayreuth. Nike Wagner reflects on life as his daughter.
For the "Degenerate Art" exhibition sponsored by Hitler, the Nazis confiscated modern art from museums in 1937. The works were ridiculed before they were destroyed. The impact of the purges can be felt to this day.
Pooh Bear went missing on Chinese social media, most likely because he looks so much like one of the country's most powerful men - President Xi Jinping.
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