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.
"From the Russian Soul" is the title of the concert in this week's show. Recorded at the most recent Beethovenfest Bonn, it pairs a work by the genius at the core of the event with Russian classics.
"One Step From Paradise" is the title of a song from the band Danger Danger. Giuseppe adapted the name of the song for his story, which was an adventure into his own personal heavy metal paradise.
Beethoven's birth house still stands in Bonn thanks to a citizens' initiative 125 years ago. Special attractions and an exhibition mark the date.
Russia's defense minister has announced new exercises in regions bordering on Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said Kyiv's military operations in the east would "have consequences."
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