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April 25, 2012 Neukoelln's Little Stage is a neighborhood music club where the next generation music scene is paying its dues. You'll find everything from new electronic rock, singer-songwriter, gypsy music to of course freestyle and new jazz.
April 3, 2012 The Staatsoper's Daniel Barenboim is directing a production of the opera, Lulu. Barenboim, Musical Director, commissioned the conductor and composer, David Robert Coleman, to rework the final act for a premiere production by Andrea Breth.
March 29, 2012 La Monte Young, a founding figure of minimalist music, had his European premiere of "The Dream House," a collaboration with lighting designer Marian Zazeela at the Villa Elisabeth as part of Berlin's MaerzMusik last week.
March 21, 2012 To mark the centennial of his birth, the Berliner Festspiele is exploring the legacy of American composer, John Cage, at this year's MaerzMusik.
March 13, 2012 Leoš Janácek's "Jenufa," currently playing at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, is a work of great psychological complexity despite its naturalist setting of Moravian peasant life.
March 6, 2012 "Music Fund," an initiative from Ictus Ensemble in Brussels and Oxfam, gives support to music schools and trains repair technicians of musical instruments in developing countries and conflict areas. Hundreds of instruments are collected in Europe each year and redistributed.
February 29, 2012 At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the cycle, "Open, which took place February 18 -26, explored Hungarian and Hungarian-inspired music from Brahms to contemporary composers.
February 18, 2012 Berlin's Rundfunkchor has a new production of "Human Requiem," a nod to Brahms' "German Requiem," at the Radialsystem. It sets out to transcend the traditional stand-and-deliver choral format.
February 1, 2012 Berlin's Ultraschall Festival for new music premiered this weekend with a program dedicated to reviving classics of the avant-garde while exploring new roads in the European music scene.
January 26, 2012 This month's music tip features Berlin's country yodeling queen, Doreen Kutzke. This weekend, this singer is hosting a 4-hour yodeling workshop at Jodelschule Kreuzberg.
December 26, 2011 The Deutsche Oper, for its "premiere production" of the opera Pecheurs de Perles, presented a concert performance that allowed the company to maintain its high standard for leading soloists.
Kirsten Harms' "Tannhäuser" debuted this month at the Deutsche Oper.
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December 20, 2011 Kirsten Harms' 2008 production of "Tannhäuser," which was revived last season, took the stage again this month. The opera boldly challenges the subjugation of the feminine principle. Kirsten Harms' "Tannhäuser" at the Deutsche Oper is saved from aesthetic failure by its compelling music.
December 12, 2011 This month's music tip features Peter Bonev, one of Bulgaria's most acclaimed bagpipe players. Bonev will be performing this Thursday at Haus der Sinne in Prenzlauer Berg.
December 5, 2011 Hungarian conductor and composer, Ivan Fischer, made a guest appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic this past Friday. He is preparing to step in as music director of Berlin's Konzerthaus next season.
The musical group Victoire, features Missy Mazzoli, composer/keyboardist, Olivia De Prato, violin, Eileen Mack, clarinet, Lorna Krier, keyboards, and Eleonore Oppenheim on double bass.
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November 30, 2011 The C3 Festival returned for its second iteration this past weekend. The festival hopes to provide a platform for today's post-classical, neo-contemplative, electronic spiritual movement.
Vocalist Mfa-Kera and guitarist Mike Russell performing from their album Talking Africa.
November 14, 2011 This month's music tip looks at vocalist Mfa-Kera and guitarist Mike Russell's latest album release, Talking Africa. The duo will be performing this Friday at Quasimodo.
November 8, 2011 This past Saturday, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra joined with the alternative arts space Radialsystem for its first "Radiale Nacht," a rotating program of 20th century repertoire.
November 3, 2011 Rebecca Schmid explores Andrea Breth's remake of Alban Berg's haunting "Wozzeck." First premiering in Berlin in 1925, the opera was an instant controversy as a result of its dark nature.
October 26, 2011 The Deutsche Oper, for its new production of Don Carlo, has staged the classic Verdi opera in Italian and brought in several singers well-versed in the bel canto tradition. 104,1's classical music writer Rebecca Schmid has the review.
October 20, 2011 This month's music tip highlights maestro Bruno Kliegl who will be performing on his glass harmonica at the Kulturzentrum in Prenzlauer Berg. The glass harmonica's popularity did not last beyond the 18th century due to strange rumors that using the instrument caused both musicians and their listeners to go mad.
September 28, 2011 This month's music recommendation is Robert Voss, a singer-songwriter who experiments with looping and layering his voice and guitar. Voss composes in English and German and just finalized his new solo program.
August 19, 2011 As Richard Wagner's bicentenary approaches in 2013, the Neukoellner Oper opened a new series on August 18th to explore "worldwide social and economic turbulence" with the premiere of Rheingold Feuerland, with music by Simon Stockhausen.
August 10, 2011 For this month's music tip, Anouschka Pearlman recommends the upcoming German American Folk festival. The 55,000 square feet will be offering a fairground for kids, American food, and jazz, rock, country music, and everything in between.
August 2, 2011 104,1's music contributor Anouschka Pearlman has a review of the latest CD by the Berlin-based folk band Cera Impala and the The New Prohibition.
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July 22, 2011 The German premiere of Matzsukaze rounds off the Staatsoper season. It took a force of nature, and a fearless sense of artistic purpose to transform a Japanese art form dating back to the Middle Ages into dance music theater embracing the European avant-garde.
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