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Pre-concert Talk: For Good or For Ill: How Has Religion Shaped Society?

Part of For Good or For Ill: How Has Religion Shaped Society?

Dr Benjamin Walton, Senior Lecturer in Music at Cambridge University, and Matthew Bell, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at King's College London, discuss how Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – and Schiller’s Ode which forms its last movement – reflect the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the powerful social changes of the times in which they were written.

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The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall

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Free

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