Star oboist Albrecht Mayer is Sarah Willis´s guest on this episode of Sarah´s Music explaining and celebrating the oboe – the ‘Instrument of the Year 2017’!
Four years ago, Kirill Petrenko was elected principal conductor of the orchestra, one steeped in tradition. At his first official concert in that function, the Russian-born maestro gave a sample of what is in store.
DW launched a new talk-music show on November 3: Night Grooves. It starts off with a world premiere involving American pop singer Anastacia and Austrian drag queen singer Conchita.
A century ago, the opulent Ufa-Palast cinema opened in Weimar Berlin and became a venue for celebrated premieres — and later Nazi propaganda. Badly bombed, it was reborn as the Zoo Palast and remains a cinema icon.
After a joint talk at the German-Israeli literature festival, authors Ani and Alfon told DW how they see their role as novelists and why they believe fiction explains the world better than newspapers.
With Bonn the epicenter of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, the festival in the composer's hometown mounts a calmer, nuanced program in the current season.
Even 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the subject has lost none of its topicality. "Walking Through Walls" in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau is a contemporary response to the subject of confinement.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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