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Film: The Ninth, An Exceptional Destiny

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm




Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has become one of the most celebrated musical works. This documentary film on the Ninth explores how its universal message of joy and brotherhood has been reclaimed by so many contradictory movements and ideas, from romantics and humanists to anarchists, communists and fascists. How has one musical work inspired so many?  The film explores how music can reflect and refract diverse social currents and forces, and is followed by a panel discussion chaired by Prof. Michael Century/Arts Department.    Co-sponsored by Student Life with School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.