The small Austrian town of Erl is on the border to Bavaria. The new concert hall can seat more than eight hundred people and has the world’s largest orchestra pit.
Daniil Trifonov is among the brightest stars in a new generation of piano soloists. This week's show draws from part two of his electrifying performance at the Schwetzingen Festival.
Parts of the former German Democratic Republic are still plagued by poor housing conditions that repel new potential residents. But the Glaucha district in the city of Halle has found a way to turn the situation around.
Dieter Meier is a director, artist and musician. He reached a wider audience as front man and co-founder of the the synthpop duo Yello, founded in 1970.
The patriotic and heroic sounds in concert halls began to vanish from concert halls as the horrors of the war set in. Rather than singing the praises of war heroes, composers turned to requiems.
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