Angelika Taschen and her former husband produced books for millions at Taschen art books publishers. In fact, originally she wanted to become a ballerina. On Talking Germany, the art historian talks about why she felt the need to found a new publishing company after separating from her husband, despite a crisis in publishing. She also tells us what makes Berlin style distinctive.
Beer showers, bouncy castles, and pyramid-shaped headwear - Deichkind are on tour again and they’re drawing their trademark crowd. We also check out one of pop star Tim Bendzko’s "living room concerts” and meet Italian-born songstress MissinCat, who’s now based in Berlin. To top it off, there’s a new tune from YouTube rapper Liont and a new cover by DJ newcomer Felix Jaehn.
Germany has lost one of its most powerful literary voices. Günter Grass died on 13 April at the age of 87. An outstanding novelist and a public figure, he was not afraid to court controversy. In this special edition Arts.21 pays tribute to one of the great Germans of the post-war era.
Sarah goes to Paris to meet the famous piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque. The two french sisters have been playing together since childhood and have had an incredible career, inspiring many composers to write pieces especially for them. They are also well known for their lavish stage clothes created by top designers such as Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier.