In the Interview: Opera Director Katharina Wagner
9.2012 DW Wagner 200 Katharina Wagner
Richard Strauss was hailed as a leading avant-gardist and demonized as a reactionary. But that didn’t affect his success: He’s still seen as one of the most important composers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
A crowd-pleaser? Or unconventional? The Eurovision Song Contest always struggles with this contradiction, and sometimes succeeds - as it did this year - in fulfilling both, writes DW music editor Rick Fulker from Vienna.
Porcelain in Germany has been invented in Saxony, but it was in Thuringia 200 years ago that it was brought to the masses. These traditions will be celebrated this weekend with the "Day of the Thuringia Porcelain".