Vienna was in raptures over the rhythmic energy they encountered at the premiere of Beethoven’s new symphony. Was the composer finally mad? Or had the audience just experienced a musical victory over Napoleon?
Germany's most successful rock band joins the ranks of artists to record a gig for the classic MTV Unplugged series. For their live set, Scorpions came up with a totally new concept.
Even at the age of 80, Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki travels the world and writes new compositions. He spoke with DW about what's still ahead in his artistic career.
Concert Hour features live recordings of the world's music stars performing in Germany's palaces, churches and concert halls, conveying the full immediacy and festivity of these renowned musical events.
Pianist Valentina Lisitsa's success story is unusual in the world of classical music; her online videos featuring works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov have attracted clicks in the millions. DW examines the phenomenon.
For decades, fans of early music have known there's something special going on in Herne, Germany. In the latest edition of the city's Early Music Days festival, even seasoned listeners could make new discoveries.
November 13th marks the 350th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, a man forever immortalized by having a street named after him in the German city of Halle. But who exactly was he?
The South African band GoodLuck took its studio into the desert to record a new album.
Composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky may have died in November 1893, but 120 years later, Russia's genius is still at the center of a heated debate: his homosexuality just doesn't fit it with national ideology.
From rock and pop to world and classical: Each week, we look back at an important event from the world of music. Below you'll find the current as well as recent editions of Music This Week.
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C3S aims to position itself as an alternative to GEMA. But can they really make a difference?
Negotiations on the shape of Germany's new coalition government have dominated headlines for weeks. Now that a coalition contract has been published, the city of Bonn looks like it will have reason to celebrate.
Churches throughout Germany have an expensive problem: mold in the pipes of their organs. Experts are trying to work out why the classic instruments seem to be particularly hard hit in eastern Germany.
Iraq native Raid Yousif breaks new ground with Arabic pop music in Germany.
Over the decades, the genre has infiltrated many other styles of music, including classical.
There's a wealth of powerful music apps for mobile devices - which make the most of the technology?
The Berlin's Philharmonic's tent-like appearance has made it a favorite venue for musicians and listeners alike. This year, Hans Scharoun's world-famous concert hall celebrates its 50th birthday.
Some song lyrics you just never forget - whether it's pop, rock, rap or blues. Behind some of the best-loves lined are some compelling stories about the musicians who wrote them.
DW presents a multimedia feature on the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth.
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