19.09.2021 to 19.09.2021 | 11:00 | Lecture


There has always been a close interplay between music and politics. Compositions reflect the societies and social circumstances of their time, express attitudes and convictions.

In addition to the political content of music, the symposium asks about the significance of music for the young Federal Republic of Germany of the Adenauer era. The view of the divided post-war Germany leads to a discussion about the role of music in democracy, its possibilities to overcome political borders, to build bridges of understanding and togetherness.

11.00 a.m. "Konrad Adenauer and music" Themed tour of the Adenauerhaus
2.00 p.m. Introduction Dr. Corinna Franz, Managing Director of the Federal Chancellor Adenauer House Foundation
Followed by: "Ludwig van Beethoven - courtier or revolutionary?"
Dr. Julia Ronge, curator Beethoven House, Bonn
"From the Congress of Vienna to the European Anthem. Beethoven's Work in the Force Field of Politics".
Jochen Hubmacher, DLF
15.45 "Adenauer's music diplomats. Cultural Policy Strategies in the Bonn Chancellery (1949-1955)".
Prof. Dr. Michael Custodis, University of Münster
5.00 p.m. "Music and politics in dialogue".
Cornelius Hummel, cellist and composer
Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel,
President of the German Cultural Council
Christoph Scheibling, Lieutenant Colonel, Director of the Bundeswehr Music Corps
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, former Minister President
Moderation: Dr. Michael Köhler, DLF


Stiftung Bundeskanzler-Adenauer-Haus
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 8a
53604 Bad Honnef

Admission prices

Admission is free of charge. Please register at: info@adenauerhaus.de


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