Andris Nelsons’ face is currently plastered on billboards all across the city of Leipzig. The interest in the conductor is enormous; on February 23, Nelson will take up his official post as chief conductor on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the Gewandhaus concert hall.
The German term “Heimat,” often translated as “homeland,” was long thought of as tacky, regressive, and even politically dubious. But since the election, German politicians across the spectrum are using it once again.
Vienna is marking 100 years since the death of a string of luminaries from its fin-de-siecle glory days with an avalanche of exhibitions of modernist art, design and architecture that still inspire and shock today.
Organ building and organ music have a long tradition that is slowly disappearing. Germany has now nominated it for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in a bid to keep the tradition alive.
Helene Fischer is almost completely unknown in America. But in Germany, she is seemingly more popular than Volkswagens.
Rosemarie Koczy’s works are in the collections of the Guggenheim in New York and of Yad Vashem in Israel. She claimed to be a Jew and Holocaust survivor. Now historians say that her life story was forged.
Art Cologne, the largest art fair in Germany and the oldest fair of its kind worldwide, might soon have competition on its hands with the launch of another art fair in the Rhineland region.
He once wanted to be a theater manager, a director and a stage hand. Then Max Beckmann became one of the most famous German painters of the 20th century. A Bremen exhibition highlights his lifelong love for the stage.
From tackling gender discrimintion to the politics of memory, the three recipients of this year’s Goethe Medal, presented on Goethe’s birthday by the Goethe-Institut, aren’t afraid of ruffling feathers.