A symphony with diabolical overtones by the undeservedly little-known composer Nikolai Myaskovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov's ever-popular Third Piano Concerto are both up this hour.
From the trivial to the mundane to the profound: We present one composition inspired by soccer, another by a steel plant - and then, fate knocks at the door.
DW offers music, in-depth coverage & interviews from the festival celebrating all things Beethoven.
After a great deal of speculation about the elusive musician's required Nobel lecture, the Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan has committed to picking up his Nobel Prize in Stockholm.
20 German hits, tips and classics
Deutsche Welle's Bonn headquarters have a long history of creating radio in 30 languages from around the world. For the city's newly appointed sound artist, Norwegian Maia Urstad, the broadcaster is a playground.
The 500th edition of PopXport will air on April 7. Send us a video with your best wishes. Everyone who does will have a chance to win a BOOMSTER portable stereo from Teufel.
Bright glittery suits, plateau shoes, feather boas and crazy glasses: in the 1970s, Elton John was one flashy character.
Samy Deluxe encountered racism at an early age due to the color of his skin. The rapper from northern Germany talks about his experiences in the documentary "Afro.Germany," now on DW.
Whether club music or lounge music, since the 1990s, Blank & Jones have reliably filled dance floors around the world. The two DJs have even appeared at Cologne Cathedral. Two new albums in 2017.
Discrimination: Rapper Samy Deluxe talks about racism. Profile: the Cologne DJ duo Blank & Jones talk about their long career. In Wacken: South Africa’s "Zombies ate my Girlfriend" at the world’s biggest metal festival.
Music is in Kate Müser's blood. Her dad was a professional musician and she grew up in one of the world's major music hubs: California. After studying music in the US, Kate moved to Germany - and stayed.
Music is his passion. He's played guitar and sung in many different bands. So, when Markus Schultze goes in front of the cameras for PopXport, he knows what the artists he's introducing to the world have been through.
Ebow, Culcha Candela, Patrice or Symbiz: Artists with international backgrounds have a huge influence on German pop music. We present them in our "Melting Pop" series.
'Initiative Musik' supports new acts from Germany. And media partner popXport has a special feature on one of the promoted acts every month.
'PopXport Ranking' is a unique project - an analysis of the German pop scene's popularity abroad that is unprecedented in scope. 10 TV broadcasts will be highlighting the most successful musicians to hail from Germany.
Sarah Willis meets star violinist Lisa Batiashvili preparing for her first performance in the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and top concert hall acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota reveals how to create such a perfect acoustic.
"The horn is for boys", her schoolteacher told her, and so he suggested that she learn the flute or the oboe. That remark served as a challenge to Sarah Willis who had her first french horn lessons at the age of 14 at school in England.
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