Contemporary Music from Germany Contemporary Music has become a fixture of the German music scene and now draws a wide-ranging audience into the nation’s concert halls. “Contemporary Music from Germany” keeps you up-to-date. Introduction Contemporary Music and its Place in Society The contemporary music is no longer imaginable banned from concert halls, it has become an indispensable part of Germany’s musical life instead. Annual Reviews Festivals, trends, traditions – what was important over the past years? – We have summarised the key events in the scene using the annual review format. Structures Who makes music, who listens to it, when and where do they listen? – What characterises the scene for new music in Germany? We describe the general circumstances from both outside and inside. History The chronology of a music era: we showcase the historical development new music in Germany.