In the USA, we commonly associate German-language music with marching music and the so-called Schlager. But for several decades, German-speaking acts have been able to take off in the USA again and again. Falco conquered the USA with his hit, Rock Me, Amadeus, as did Nena with her 99 Red Balloons. The success of Rammstein, […]
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European people were tired after two World Wars that mostly happens in the territory of Europe. As a result, they wanted to end up the Cold War peacefully. Pop and rock music had a huge impact on this revolutionary movement, especially in eastern European countries. The secret German police called the Stasi tried to catch […]
The enchantingly sunny sounds of Germanic folk are undeniable once they hit your ears. Bright, joyful and melodic these songs of the old country are remarkably dissimilar to many other types of music. Modernised songs have a much different structure and rely heavily on the sounds of the instruments compared to the solid vocals heard […]
Fanfare music has some very notable components that make it stick out from other genres. Along with a large outfit of musicians and a pounding drum beat one of the most recognisable parts of fanfare is the trumpets. Though these blaring brass horns can be used for more solemn occasions in a fanfare they signify […]
Germany’s Past Masters Of Dance If asked to recall some German dance bands, you may find you struggle when it comes to listing just a few.
Born in Frankfurt in 1957, Hans Florian Zimmer escaped into music just as his mother had escaped the horrors of the second world war.