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Arts.21 05.10.13 | 21:30 - 22:00 UTC

Brazil - A Cultural Haven

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Brazil - A Cultural Haven

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A New Composition for the Beethovenfest

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Discoveries of the Week

In this episode: We ask what makes Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz two of the world's priciest artists. We meet a young Turkish woman who's composed a piece for the Beethovenfest in Bonn, and take a trip to Brazil, writer Stefan Zweig's place of refuge. And we follow the adventures of two young chefs on a culinary world tour.

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Precious and Pricy -- The Value of Art

Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz are Germany's most expensive living artists. Internationally they also head the rankings, too. But who decides what art is worth? Does being costly also make something good? A report about the value of art -- for society and on the market.

Brazil - A Cultural Haven

During the Nazi era, Brazil became a place of refuge for many European intellectuals and artists. Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was one of them. He wrote that he'd "seldom seen a more pleasant place". Zweig composed his world famous novella "The Royal Game" in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis. His former home there is now a museum.

A New Composition for the Beethovenfest

For young Turkish composer Zeynep Gedizlioglu, music has something magical about it. Born in 1977, Gedizlioglu discovered at the age of eleven that she possessed a special talent: She could play piano by ear, without being able to read a single note. DW commissioned her to compose a new piece of music for this year's Beethoven Festival in Bonn.

Culinary Explorers -- Guerilla Chefs

What does snake or tarantula taste like? Top chefs Max Jensen and Felix Metzger embarked on a culinary world tour to find new recipes and try different dishes. Director Jonas Gernstl turned their journey into an exciting road movie called "Guerilla Köche" (Guerilla Chefs). In his documentary, the two young chefs take lessons from some of the world's most unusual gourmets.

Discoveries of the Week

picked up on our RADAR

  • Top Opera - Berlin's Komische Oper is voted Opera House of the Year
  • Acclaimed - Light artist Olafur Eliasson wins the Kaiserring art prize of the city of Goslar
  • Street Art Brazil - An exhibition in Frankfurt changes the face of the German city