The first and only orchestra for blind musicians was founded in 1961. The musicians share discipline and a passion for their work. In the past, blind people were often sidelined in Egyptian society. Today they're inspiring others through music.
In a world of overwhelming complexity, music – and that means classical music – can provide structure, orientation, self-discovery and social cohesion, says the renowned American conductor, who recently spoke with DW.
Mark Knopfler's unique guitar playing made Dire Straits world famous. But he has never enjoyed life in the spotlight. As the musician who marked rock history turns 70, here's a look back at the anti-star's career.
This orchestra has given a platform to talented young musicians for half a century now, and under conductors like Karajan, Petrenko and Rattle, most of them have gone on to professional careers in music.
A mass composition by Haydn interspersed with South African freedom songs? As part of the "Long Walk to Freedom" program at Rheingau, a youth orchestra from South Africa delivers an emphatic yes.
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