German piano manufacturer Bechstein has been around since 1853. The company is based in Berlin but its pianos are built in Saxony and the Czech Republic. It's Europe's largest producer of upright and grand pianos.
Wayne Stuart is one of the last remaining piano makers in Australia. He’s hoping his latest creation – a grand piano with 20 more keys than a conventional instrument – will help keep his family’s old craft in tune with the times.
In the series "Music Makers" Euromaxx turned the spotlight on a number of instrument builders. We asked you to send in a picture of your favorite musical instrument. Find out if you won the drawing here.
Max Merrill joined the Euromaxx team in October 2017. He loves travelling around Europe and is particularly fond of visiting Spain, where he enjoys the local lifestyle and practising his Spanish.
There are no African films competing at the Berlinale this year, but African filmmaking is going strong. A panel discussion co-hosted by DW Academy and the German Development Ministry discussed its promising future.
Agent 007 is definitely one of the most famous British fictional figures ever created. But according to some sources, he was actually born in the Ruhr valley. An exhibition in Bochum promotes the spy's German roots.
This year's Grammys boast more nominations in the four main categories than ever before. Slammed as too white and male-dominated in the past, the music awards could be dominated by the likes of Lamar and Brandi Carlile.
Following the horrors of WWI, people lived lives torn between trauma and euphoria. The Weimar Republic was an artistically fruitful period, and a show in Hamburg hones in on its New Objectivity and New Vision movements.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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