Joana Mallwitz of the Theater Erfurt is a conductor, a pianist and one of Germany's youngest general music directors. She says her keys to success are individuality and the right body language.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
One of the first internationally successful female conductors explains how working in Germany can be initially frustrating but very rewarding in the long term - and why so few German women conductors have emerged.
Classical is alive and well, is the message of Germany's major awards ceremony, the ECHO Klassik. For those bemoaning the "same olds," there were some moving moments this year - also for DW.
The long-awaited biopic about the band Queen is finally here. Lead singer Freddie Mercury is played by Hollywood star Rami Malek. He gives a brilliant performance that’s already generating Oscars buzz.
Aleida and Jan Assmann have been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Their work focuses on the highly topical themes of the German past, cultural memory and historical amnesia.
Newcomer bands from around the world test their mettle at the Wacken Open Air's Metal Battle. Sweden’s Chugger won over the jury with more than just their terrifying outfits.
The fourth Qalandiya International exhibition opens with shows in the West Bank and Gaza, but also Lebanon and Germany, crossing borders the Palestinians themselves can't pass.
It's not all just fun and games when it comes to gaming. The Victoria & Albert Museum explores the transformative power of digital games in its latest exhibition, "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt."
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