This week it was announced that two 18th century miniature portraits were discovered in a hotel in Thun, Switzerland.
The IMC UNESCO International Music Prize for 2005 was awarded to Mikis Theodorakis in Aachen, Germany.
German composer Siegfried Matthus has written a "Te Deum" that will be premiered in Dresden's newly renovated Frauenkirche on 11 November 2005.
Dutch composer and jazz musician Willem Breuker has received an "Ehrenurkunde" in Berlin, connected with the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik".
A hand-written score of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge in a version for piano four hands was discovered in a Philadelphia Library.