Musikland Deutschland

Germany – Land of Music

Successful soloist and popular Classical music star: violinist Daniel Hope Enlarge image Successful soloist and popular Classical music star: violinist Daniel Hope (© Harald Hoffman/ DG) From Classical to pop, Germany has one of the most dynamic music scenes in the world. The latest issue of .de – Magazin Deutschland describes many of the facets of this music nation – and presents an overview of well-known composers, famous orchestras, first-class music academies, the latest music trends outside the Classical domain and the most important facts and figures about Germany, land of music.

In an exclusive .de interview one of the most sought-after stars of Classical music, violinist Daniel Hope, talks about the modernity of Bach, encounters between rock and Baroque and the power of music. On a brief musical journey through time .de lists the highlights of four hundred years of German music history – from Bach to Lena – and presents the “Deutschland Band”, famous faces from Germany, land of music. A contribution on “Crossover Diversity” makes it clear that the German music scene does not only involve world-famous Classical sounds. In this essay, music journalist Ralf Niemczyk explains why the German pop music landscape is more colourful than ever before and how it reflects the country’s social diversity. Additionally, we pay a visit to one of the most renowned schools of music, the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. We also present interesting diagrams, facts and figures about the German music industry, famous concert halls and clubs, orchestras and centres of instrument making.

 Renowned seat of learning: tomorrow’s stars study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin Enlarge image Renowned seat of learning: tomorrow’s stars study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin (© Ernst Fesseler) The latest issue of .de also features a set of articles for the International Year of Biodiversity that examine the subjects of species diversity and nature conservation in Germany. In addition, there is a company profile of a German dream factory: Meyer Werft, the shipyard whose luxury liners travel the seven seas.

These and other reports on the subjects of music and biodiversity are provided by the latest issue of .de – Magazin Deutschland online at www.magazin-deutschland.de