The Vienna Philharmonic is considered among the best orchestras in the world. It’s first ever concert was on March 28, 1842. Otto Nicolai was the first in a long line of acclaimed conductors to take to lead the ensemble.
Classical music fans often struggle to find what they want on Spotify and Apple, so a Berlin streaming startup is plugging the gap. The Idagio app is also seizing on the popularity of the genre in Asia.
With 50 million television viewers in 90 countries, the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's concert is the world's standout classical music event. The orchestra itself has seen its public image evolve in recent years.
Best known as the composer of West Side Story, the all-round musical genius had a spectacular conducting style and a contagious enthusiasm for communicating his art. A tribute to Bernstein on the centennial of his birth.
He directed dark thrillers such as "Psycho," "The Birds" and "Vertigo," but Alfred Hitchcock was smiling while he worked. The legacy of the master of suspense is celebrated in a new book by German publisher Taschen.
Richard Ford is a major American author – and one of the sharpest critics of President Donald Trump. His books are international bestsellers. His first great success came in 1986 with the novel "The Sportswriter".
At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom“, a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
Whether in Helsinki, Paris or Berlin, more and more city dwellers are going river swimming. An exhibition in Basel, Switzerland explores the rising trend. Our reporter and professional swimmer was there and took the plunge into the Rhine for Arts.21.
Teachers and parents might not have noticed, but students don't only use YouTube for fun. According to a new study, about half of them watch videos to learn things as well. How does this affect the educational program?
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