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The University of Southampton

‘The Idea of Beethoven in the German Democratic Republic’ Seminar

5 March 2013
Room 1083 Music, Building 2 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Florian Scheding on 023 8059 5873 or email .

Event details

Part of the Music Research Seminar Series

Beethoven was a prominent cultural icon in the German Democratic Republic, heralded alongside Goethe as a founding father of East German socialism. This talk will chart his reception in the GDR, and will illustrate how changing responses to him mirrored the wider ascent and decline of the state.

Speaker information

Elaine Kelly, University of Edinburgh. Lecturer

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