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.
Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan will become the new music director of the prestigious Vienna State Opera in 2020, the world-renowned cultural institution announced.
The world’s most prestigious opera festival starts on July 25, with the present-day Wagner family notably quiet but fresh insights into Richard Wagner’s problematic stance towards Jews expected both on and offstage.
For the “Degenerate Art” exhibition sponsored by Hitler, the Nazis confiscated modern art from museums in 1937. The works were ridiculed before they were destroyed. The impact of the purges can be felt to this day.
A true icon of pacifism and class struggle as well as one of the most recognized German artists of the 20th century, Käthe Kollwitz was born 150 years ago. DW takes a look at her life and art.
The New York Philharmonic’s outgoing music director Alan Gilbert was named Friday to lead the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, whose ambitions are rising with a landmark new building.
The members of the famous Thomaner boys’ choir in Leipzig have been practicing Mendelssohn all the time – even outside of official rehearsals, says cantor Gotthold Schwarz. At the opening concert of the Bachfest Leipzig this past weekend, he conducted, among others, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Choral Symphony Nr. 2, a work that was particularly popular […]
The international art show opens in Kassel, a month after its first part set in Athens debuted. Political works reflecting the world’s current tensions grab the attention. Here’s a tour of the highlights.