Deutsche Welle Festival

There are those festivals that take place in the cities where the composers were born or worked and thus stake a special claim to authenticity: the Handel Festival in Halle, the Bach Festival in Leipzig and of course the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. Others capitalize on the beautiful surroundings or special atmosphere, like Heidelberg Spring and Tensions in Heimbach. But whatever the backdrop, the performances are all of electrifying artistry and the recordings of superb "made in Germany" quality. Rick Fulker loves nothing more than sharing the wealth, which includes the artists' own voices.

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Mondays at 8pm on Classical 91.5

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Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Deutsche Welle Festival starts the month with a celebration of music by the Mozart family; then we cross Eight Bridges for the Festival of New Music in Cologne, followed by two weeks of Beethoven in Bonn.

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Deutsche Welle Festival continues celebrating Beethoven in Germany this month with performances of four Beethoven Symphonies, the Beethoven Violin Concerto, and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 18, The Hunt. 

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Tuesday, January 28th - 8pm

The tradition of listening to classical musical performances from Germany continues with the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Deutsche Welle Festival starts the month with a 150th anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss, and ends the month with glorious music from the Bach family for the holiday season.

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Deutsche Welle Festival concerts are back and just as wonderful as ever.

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Deutsche Welle Festival concerts wrap up this month with these four programs, ending with the Enescu Festival in Bucharest.  Tune in at 8:00 p.m. on July 29th for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

In addition to presentations from the Beethovenfest Bonn, this month we vist the "Summery Music Days of Hitzacker" which take place every year and bring together practising fans and friends of old and contemporary chamber music. Learn more about Summer Music Days In Hitzacker at

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became the new director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn this year. Before that, the 68-year-old spent 10 years heading up the Weimar Art Festival.  This month we'll hear programs from those festivals.



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