Classical Music from Germany

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Classical music from Germany plays a vital role in the German music scene because of its number of orchestras, concert halls and festivals. “Classical music from Germany” provides information on current trends and the most important developments of the past few years, offers useful links and introduces selected Goethe-Institut activities.

    Introduction

     
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    The state of classical music in Germany

    Its cultural heritage and the concentration of orchestras, choirs, opera and concert halls, festivals, and education and advanced training opportunities make Germany a “country of music”. Fostering this rich variety is essential. More ...

      Current Trends

       
      Braunschweig State Orchestra accompanying a screening of the silent film “Richard Wagner” (1903) live at the Pèlerinages festival in Weimar © Maik Schuck

      Classical Music 2013: Heterogeneity rules

      Granted - Wagner and Verdi, the two titans of 19th-century opera, dominated the international music scene last year hands down. Yet on the whole, heterogeneity rules in the classical music scene. More ...
        Organ recital at the Klais-Organ in the Frauenkirche in Nuremberg part of  the 57. ION (Nuremberg International Organ Week, 2008); photo: ION/ Christina Kuhn

        Lively scene. Germany – Land of the Organ

        Mozart called it the “king of instruments”: in Germany a bustling music scene with deep historical roots has developed round the organ. More ...

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          On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer Richard Wagner, our blog will present a variety of perspectives on Wagner’s cosmos.

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          Goethe-Institut - Selected music events worldwide