Beethoven‘s Ninth Symphony is one of the world’s most recognizable. Recently, star conductor Yutaka Sado presented it in St. Pölten, Austria, with 500 amateur singers.
Prison camp, illness, unrequited love — music that endures over decades and centuries often emerges from difficult situations. These composers turned their personal experiences into symphonies, sonatas and concertos.
A composer like Ludwig van Beethoven towers over others, but even that singular genius didn't come out of the blue. A look at the musical environment that brought forth the iconic musician — and cherished his memory.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is one of the best-known musical compositions in the world. The documentary film “Dancing Beethoven” shows how this masterpiece was turned into a ballet.
It's not the first time that Vincent van Gogh is the "star" of a feature film. As Julian Schnabel releases "At Eternity's Gate," a new film on the Dutch artist, here are 10 films about radical painters.
Beaten, locked up, murdered: These five writers have paid a high price for expressing themselves freely. On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, we take a look at their stories.
#MeToo came to Germany one year ago, women’s suffrage 100 years ago. We ask how feminine the German pop music is and why the share of women in the charts is falling. PopXport features strong musicians. This time: Namika.
Who tops British magazine ArtReview's annual ranking of the most influential players in the art world? This year, it's an art dealer, followed by a painter and, for the first time, a movement.
Now performing in Berlin, the South Korean Bangtan Boys, or BTS, with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, not only top worldwide album charts, but also social media trends. What's behind the K-Pop craze?
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