29 December 2014, Rick Fulker, DW.de
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Classical music year 2014

Anniversaries, festivals, stars, controversy and trends marked a season of change in Germany‘s classical music scene.

"...After three years as director of the Ruhr Triennial, composer and crossover artist Heiner Goebbels said farewell in a spectacular season. Goebbels' trademark: a mix of theater, art, dance and music in ways never seen before and presented at spectacular decommissioned industrial sites. His achievement: 90 percent of the available tickets were sold, and the average age of visitors declined to 47 - highly unusual for a "classical" festival."