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Every summer a small village in Germany turns into a Mecca for headbangers. The Wacken Open Air, the world's largest heavy metal festival, draws metal fans and top bands from around the world. Let the pilgrimage begin.
On today’s stretch, the composer’s Third Piano Concerto - and Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks."
A choral piece by Arnold Schönberg, Haydn on the piano and a Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.
An indispensible predecessor to the CD and MP3, the tape recorder is turning 80.
Now bands don't even have to meet in person to rehearse together.
Vision meets Industry - that's the motto of this year's IFA in Berlin. The focus at the fair is on the brave new world of smart systems that connect all sorts of devices – whether it’s to stream music or to check what’s in the fridge.
"Before one can portray something, one must embody it," Beethoven once said. Beethovenfest director Nike Wagner seems to take the saying seriously. This year's festival program is all about change.
Despite a radical shift in audience patterns, Beethovenfest director Nike Wagner tells DW why she's still optimistic about the future of classical music.
It's one of the most frequently performed songs in the world. By chance, a US college librarian has uncovered a 19th-century manuscript that inspired "Happy Birthday." The find could stoke an ongoing copyright battle.
How did a rat change Beethoven's life? Was he really a grouch? Who was his secret lover? There are enough books on the famous composer to fill a library, but there are still many mysteries surrounding his life.
A German politician has sparked a flurry of activity on social media by referring to a pop singer during a TV debate about the migration crisis as a "wonderful negro." The pop singer referred to said he took no offence.
It's an offshoot of the Wacken Festival - with private showers. This is a cruise specially designed to create an unforgettable experience for headbangers, whether they get the tattoo or not.
Controversy is rarely far away from music award ceremonies and MTV's Video Music Awards this year were no exception. Rapper Nicki Minaj used the occasion to pursue a feud with Miley Cyrus while another star rapper made a rather unexpected announcement.
The German music scene is increasingly singing "auf Deutsch" - now even internationally famed rockers Donots. They're among 16 German bands competing on a popular TV show for a national title.
This hour, a choral piece by Arnold Schönberg, Haydn on the piano and a one-of-a-kind work: Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.
It's like a casting show, but with high-profile bands. Sixteen music groups - one from each German state - competed in the televised Bundesvision Song Contest on August 29, 2015.
On today’s stretch of the Beethoven Journey, it's the composer’s Third Piano Concerto - and as a perfect foil, Stravinsky's concerto for strings named "Dumbarton Oaks."