The German musician Hanna Rabe did not necessarily choose the most practical instrument. But she tours the world with her harp and plays both classical and contemporary music.
Musical people know: producing sound is possible with nearly anything. Musical instruments are made of all sorts of materials, for instance, from ice.
French researchers have busted a common myth that the tonal qualities of a real Stradivarius can not be matched by any other instrument in the world. A new study shows modern fiddles sound better.
This year's Jazzfest Bonn will once again present exciting female musicians - but jazz still remains very much a male domain. DW spoke to music experts to find out why, and whether there is change on the horizon.
The 49-year-old Mengue Etienne lives with albinism. As a young boy he was chased out of a taxi and when he turned to a police officer, he told him "albinos are evil." The experience led to his fascinating musical career.
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