Once a month, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin is transformed from opera venue to playground. It’s all part of the "baby concerts”, where parents can bring their tots in to enjoy a half-hour classical concert.
The program of the Beethovenfest, held from September 9 to October 9, includes 59 events in the birth town of the composer. At the opening concert, the festival's motto, "Revolutions," was expressed in unexpected ways.
Studies have shown that music lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, calms the breath and reduces stress hormones. But not all music does the trick quite so well.
Slammed for its bad acoustics and cramped orchestra pit, Sydney's world-famous Opera House is being revamped. German engineers are tasked with overhauling the sound, and they told DW how they'll do it.
In a landmark decision, Germany's Constitutional Court has overturned previous verdicts on copyright infringement in Kraftwerk court cases. This is a relief to artists - and common sense, says DW's Rick Fulker.
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