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.
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.