Two music projects are bringing Mexico and Germany together. Deutsche Welle commissioned a composition for Bonn’s Beethoven Fest, and the opening concert of Mexico’s Year of Germany.
Having conducted around 70 orchestras in Europe, the US, Japan and Brazil by age 36, de la Parra is an internationally known performer.
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.
Reporters ask and Alondra de la Parra answers. The Mexican conductor gives an interview at a German radio station in Bamberg and talks about how a good conductor learns to multitask.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
What does living in Germany mean nowadays? Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski takes a closer look. His series "Die zweite Heimat" shows Germany for what it is – unadorned and honest. His pictures can be viewed in Hamburg's House of Photography.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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