Beethoven's 33 »Diabelli Variations« and the new reading by Hans Zender.
How the oversized lute came to dominate Renaissance stages
Ten of the most entertaining stories about Hamburg's venerable concert hall
Strange, sacred, intoxicating: These pieces wrote organ history.
Late fame through polished and radically reduced music: About the composer György Kurtág
The Silk Road: a trade route that altered the world
The Quintessence of a Flute, a Trumpet and a Human Being: the Cornett
The audience froze, the musicians fluffed their notes, the press grumbled: an unforgettable evening!
Resounding walls and audible spaces: in the work of Iannis Xenakis, music and architecture merge.
Even in his own lifetime, Handel was feted like a pop star. What was the composer's secret?
A country that produced the Beatles and the »Proms«, and where there's a choir in every second village, can't be in such a bad way.
Countertenors can sing beautifully in a high register. What is their secret?
Jazz is neither male nor female. Yet for a long time the focus was on the male musicians…
György Ligeti's grotesque operatic spectacle »Le Grand Macabre«
György Ligeti pulled off a rare feat in his music, combining complexity, wit and sensuousness.
Venice has been a centre of music history for centuries.
From Hungary to Algeria – the composer Béla Bartók collected more than 10,000 folk songs at the beginning of the 20th century.
It's 1722 – and only one can become the next Thomaskantor in Leipzig.
Champagne, masks and intrigue: the essentials of the cult operetta by waltz king Johann Strauss.