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Current Music from Germany

The gender gap is like a gaping chasm in classical music Photo (detail): © Colourbox.de

News from the classical music scene

News from the world of classical music in our May podcast: Simone Kermes shares her love for Handel with us, and the Artemis Quartet presents its first Shostakovich recording.
The pianist Fidan Aghayeva-Edler awakens forbidden sounds and preserves "degenerate" piano music from oblivion.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro made in Germany

In our May Popcast moderator Ralf Summer presents music by Fred & Luna, Mine, Ebow, Karl Hector & the Macouns and Levin goes Lightly. Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands. Quality pop made in Germany can also be downloaded here by subscription.

New German-language publications

Rosinenpicker © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Julia Klement

Read and Listen

Our "Cherrypicker" blog presents selected novels and non-fiction books, graphic novels and stories, audio books and music CDs from the wealth of new German-language publications. Every week an opportunity to discover outstanding texts, images and voices.


Future Perfect

Stories of pioneers

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.

bangaloREsidency 2018 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


The bangaloREsidency programme has been conceived as a long-term collaboration between the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and various innovative and discerning contemporary art/cultural spaces and partners in Bangalore.

Museum of the Future Goethe-Institut | Aarushi Surana

Museum of the Future
Redefining public spaces

What is the role of the museum in the society today? In its project “Museum of the Future” the Goethe-Institut India invites academics, museum professionals and other experts from Germany and India to discuss the new role of the museum.