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?
The Silk Road: a trade route that altered the world.
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.