There are over 130 professional orchestras in Germany—more than in any other country. It is an enormous challenge to preserve this orchestra density.
From folk music to oratorios, from amateur singing to professional ensembles, from children’s to senior’s choirs—singing in a choir is a passion for millions of people in Germany.
Even in today’s classical music, categories like string quartet, piano trio, and song are of importance. In Germany more and more musicians dedicate themselves the “small form”.
Conductors and soloists are often the center of attention at classical music concerts. Meanwhile many give concerts throughout the world. This internationalization has had an impact on the musical life of Germany.
There are countless concert halls and festivals for classical music in Germany. Each one reflects its own unique history. Today they try to win over the public through unique programs.
Musical education in Germany is divided into three parts: Schools are responsible for general music education; private and public schools music schools teach instruments and singing; and professional musicians and music teachers are trained at state and ecclesiastical universities of music.
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A musical instrument made in Germany has a good name around the world. This applies to the reconstruction of historical as well as the construction of modern, top-of-the-range instruments.