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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Photo: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

2nd Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

Until 21 April 2014, the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle are guest performers at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut is the programme’s centrepiece.More ...
Thomas Ankersmit © Alex Inglizian

Letra / Tone – Festival for Graphics and Music (11.04.2014)

During six premieres, the Letra / Tone festival reveals how musicians and electro artists make music out of graphical material.More ...
Musicaband Franui © Hassan Mahramzadeh

“To Berlin!” – The MaerzMusik Festival (13.03.2014)

Berlin’s MaerzMusik festival is focusing this year on all manner of contemporary music produced in Germany’s capital.More ...
© Bach Biennale Weimar

A Lavish Celebration – The Bach Biennial in Weimar (07.03.2014)

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birth, musicians from all over Europe will be performing his works in Weimar.More ...
opening concert of the Anhaltische Philharmonie at the Anhaltische Theater Dessau

Composing for Modernism

Until 9 March 2014, the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau is presenting early works by the composer and his contemporaries.More ...
Michael Rother (Kraftwerk, Neu!, Harmonia)

„Kraut und Drastik“ – Krautrock Concerts and Discussions (14.12.2013)

A series of Krautrock music and discussion events will bring long-established musicians together with young German and international bands at the Kammerspiele theatre in Munich.More ...
Tangonacht © Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin

An Audience of Travellers – The Festival “Ankunft: Neue Musik” (08/27/2013)

From 28 August until 7 September 2013, the Berlin central train station will turn into a stage for the festival “Ankunft: Neue Musik” (i.e. Arrival: Contemporary Music).More ...
Haltestelle der U-Bahn Bonner Wall © Christoph Seelbach

Mathematical Compositions – the Eight Bridges Festival (04/29/2013)

From 30 April until 12 May 2013, the Eight Bridges music festival will be bringing classic and contemporary compositions from the electronic music scene to Cologne.More ...
Cassandra Wilson © Scott Penner

Jazz at Burghausen – The 44th International Jazz Week (03/09/2013)

From 12 to 17 March 2013, Burghausen will play host to the International Jazz Week for the 44th time.More ...
Echo 2012

Household Names and Newcomers – Echo 2012 (03/21/2012)

On Thursday, 22 March, the Echo – Germany’s music award – will be presented in Berlin for the 21st time, honouring the most successful national and international artists.More ...

Weblog: Mein Wagner – My Personal Wagner

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.

Dossier: 200 Years Wagner

Who was the great German composer? Why is he so controversial? And where is the anniversary being celebrated? Our dossier compiles articles and videos from Belgium and Germany.

Villa Kamogawa Kyoto: Scholarships for artists from Germany

The Goethe-Institut is awarding again scholarships for artists from Germany. Scholars can live for free in the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan, for three month. It is possible to apply until Tuesday, April 29,2014.

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