?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

Hanser publisher Jo Lendle talks about gentle adjustments of languages and marketing strategies.... more more

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Functions like DNA

Monday 31 October 2011

In 2007 the rap duo Kinderzimmer Productions disbanded with rapper Henrik von Holtum, alias MC Textor, publishing a ranting manifesto against the rap scene in the Tageszeitung. But Kinderzimmer Productions is back with a new live recording of their old songs - with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Nina Apin from the taz talks with MC Textor about rap, classical music and the question of aging gracefully.
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Composed in delirious time

Tuesday 22 June, 2010

TeaserPicRobert Schumann was born 200 years ago on June 8. The conductor and composer Heinz Holliger, who has devoted his life to the study of Romantic master, talks to Claus Spahn about the his labyrinthine imagination, erudition and incredible modernity. He also dispels a string of clichees that have consigned so much of the Schumann's work to musical oblivion.
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What was eating Wagner?

Thursday 9 April, 2009

In this, the Mendelssohn bicentennial year, Martin Geck looks at why the wealthy middle-class composer, who was Europe's most successful musician in the final decade of his life, brought out the very worst in Richard Wagner.
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Julia Fischer: Virtuosissima!!!

Thursday 10 January, 2008

At the New Year's concert in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt the audience's excitement was palpable. It was patently clear to all assembled that they were either about to witness the disgrace of one of the world's greatest living violinists, or the triumphant birth of a new piano virtuoso. By Arno Widmann
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Beethoven, is that you?

Monday 16 April, 2007

The world's most famous string quartet leaves the concert stage after forty years. An encounter with the Alban Berg Quartet. By Volker Hagedorn
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"As if" eroticism

Thursday 22 February, 2007

Boy group Tokio Hotel's second album "Zimmer 483" comes out tomorrow. Teen idols in Germany, France and beyond, the band has provoked heated controversy among fans and foes over singer Bill Kaulitz' androgynous eroticism. By Elke Buhr
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Music with white plaster-buckets

Thursday 26 October, 2006

With 23 premieres in 8 concerts over 48 hours, the Donaueschinger Musiktage is one of the major festivals for contemporary music. And for those who think that's a white elephant, think again. This year's edition was bursting at the seams. By Peter Hagmann
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"Everyone will think you're insane"

Monday 17 July, 2006

This summer, Christian Thielemann will conduct Richard Wagner's four-part "Ring of the Nibelung" opera cycle at the Bayreuth Festspiele. He talks to Christine Lemke-Matwey about the festival, Wagner's music, and the dark German sound: tyaaa-tyaaa-tyaaa-tyaa-tyaa-tyaa-tyaaa
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What's super?

Wednesday 5 July, 2006

Super is a young, smart, seven-headed band from Berlin called Super700 which, with its first and eponymously titled album is well on its way to becoming the German Garbage. By Rene Hamann
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The motivation bomb

Thursday 18 May, 2006

At just 21, Turkish-German singer Muhabbet is the new pop icon of Germany's immigrant youth. One hit single has been downloaded over a million times, and now his new album, "R'nBesk" has just come out. With his music he wants to "make things happen in Germany." By Thomas Groß
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Bach on the bus

Thursday 16 March, 2006

Viola player Volker Hagedorn has toured with Bach far off the beaten track, a world away from the spoiled European metropolises. He describes the joys of Johann Sebastian, the relaxed travel companion and the joy he brings to the musically-under nourished.
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Off with Mozart's wig

Wednesday 4 January, 2006

250 years after his birth, 2006 is Mozart Year. To perform Mozart you need maturity without having lost a youthful touch. A new generation of young talents has put out a selection of recordings, from the sluggish to the sublime. By Wolfram Goertz

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Der fünfte Beatle

Monday 2 January, 2006

For over twenty years, Klaus Beyer has dedicated himself to converting the Beatles into German. He has just released his eighth album, "Helft!", a brilliantly squeaky psychedelic version of "Help!", and a DVD of his home-made videos. By Detlef Kuhlbrodt
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The long march to Beethoven

Monday 28 November, 2005

Does the future of classical music lie in China? International stars like Lang Lang and Yundi Li are just the tip of the iceberg. On tour with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker, Claus Spahn reports on the classical craze in the People's Republic. (Photo: Berliner Philharmoniker/Andreas Knapp)
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Brave new europop

Tuesday 20 September, 2005

The pop world ain't what it used to be. Small-fry nations shaped the programme at this year's Popkomm music platform in Berlin. Globalisation is making its mark on the pop music landscape. By Daniel Bax
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