As a young man, Pierre Boulez fantasized about blowing up opera houses with explosives. Later, he blew minds in the conservative classical music world with his compositional experiments. Boulez died at the age of 90.
Saluting Bernd Alois Zimmermann, one of the great composers of the 20th century, we'll hear pieces by a composer who inspired him, Richard Wagner, and a world premiere by Zimmermann's onetime student, York Höller.
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.
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.
The French actress has worked with greats likes Luis Bunuel and Roman Polanski, often playing bourgeois women who teeter on the edge. Celebrated as one of Europe's best actresses, she is not without controversy.
DW presents the definitive list of 100 German must-read novels that have been translated into English. These major works of 20th and 21st century literature have profoundly shaped how readers view Germany.
A concert venue in eastern Germany has blocked leftist punk band Feine Sahne Fischfilet from performing over fears they could incite far-right protesters. Critics have called the decision an assault on artistic freedom.
Visual art is probably something you don't typically associate with people who are visually impaired. But South Korean sculpturer Goh Hong-seok might defy your expectations. The legally blind artist makes enormous and complex installations with a material that might also blow your mind. Reporter Jason Strother met Goh at his studio just outside Seoul.
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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