The Rockpalast has been on WDR* Televison since the 1970s. Right from the beginning it was more than just a TV show for rock fans. The Rockpalast became an institution, a cult programme with a fixed weekly slot and additional events and broadcasts.
I grew up with the music of Nina, who literally shouted everything out into the world that she didn’t agree with in society and had no qualms about breaking every unwritten rule and offending as many people as possible.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, ARTE Concert is presenting the complete collection of its works throughout the year 2020 – symphonies, concerts, chamber music, song cycles and stage music in unprecedented completeness. ARTE Concert will present all of this on the internet - with outstanding archive recordings, live streaming and current recordings. Beethoven's most important works can also be experienced on television through live broadcast from all over Europe.
For the opening of the German Cultural Semester 2020 we had foreseen creating an atmosphere like that of a typical little German festival with typical food, typical drinks and typical music. The idea of bringing a brass band to play the anthems during the opening and to kickoff the semester with a Festa Tedesca in Ranco with music by the same band came up and took shape rather quickly. The VG Orchestra from Saarburg-Kell, the home town of Vice President Jutta Thielen-del Pozo, were very enthusiastic and in negotiation with Jürgen Sokull, all details were quickly fixed despite the difficulty of finding space for more than 50 musicians.