First Wednesday

A free public lecture and presentation series

organized by the King Library Special Collections

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

May 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
King Library Schiro Room 550
Free but seating is limited

Beethoven Used Politically In World War II:
Music of Hope, Courage, and Resistance

Lecture by Dr. William Meredith, Director, The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

A free lecture including rare photographs and movies about the use of Beethoven's music by the Nazis and Allies during WWII in concert halls, on the radio, on warships, in manufacturing plants, in concentration camps, and in the home.

The lecture complements the exhibit "Beethoven's Politics, Politics' Beethoven" that runs through May in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the fifth floor of the library.