Julia Fischer is one of the leading violinists of her generation. The 30-year-old is a perfectionist - and also plays the piano. She joins us on Talking Germany to chat about life as a top musician.
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Julia Fischer is one of the leading violinists of her generation. The 30-year-old is a perfectionist, both earnest and emotional. She also plays the piano and loves to teach.
Fans of choral and early music have much to discover in this week's program - straight from the Early Music Days festival in Herne, Germany, where the inventive programs are matched by top-notch musicianship.
A valuable musical instrument will be offered to young musicians in Nuremberg as a "violin of reconciliation." But its origin remains murky. Was a Jewish owner forced to sell the instrument to the Nazis?
After Carnival some people sacrifice something until Easter. Lisa Teuber and Lena Jahnke decided to give up up plastic bags - and to publicly promote their dangers. DW's Natalie Muller met with the pair.
From specks of nature refuge to sprawling tourist resorts, some 80 islands are part of German territory. Most lie either in the Baltic Sea to the east, or North Sea to the west. DW highlights eight German islands.
Spam is the trash of the digital era. We even set up special folders, so we don't have to deal with it. But some artists are turning garbled advertisements for fad diets and impotency pills into "spam poetry."
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