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The Sound of History: Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution

Dates 7 March
Time 8:00 pm
Venue Adelaide Town Hall Directions
Cost From $79
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He recently took out the figurative Gold Logie for Australia’s most popular composer in ABC’s Classic 100, but how well do we really know Beethoven?

This unique evening commemorating his 250th year delivers startling insights into the turning point of his life – 6 October 1802 – when he composed not a piece of music but a letter that he kept secret until he died.

Brett Dean, himself now one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, leads the ASO from the viola and invites his friend Sir Christopher Clark, Professor of History at Cambridge University, to give a rich context – social, political and scientific – for the famous Heiligenstadt Testament.

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