Beethoven’s 250 in the Time of COVID-19

Keynote
24 August 2020
15:00 - 16:00 hrs (GMT+7)
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What happens when a global pandemic collides with a global Beethoven celebration? Professor Daniel Chua of Hong Kong University takes the confluence of Beethoven’s 250th birthday and COVID-19 as an opportunity to explore aspects of Beethoven’s musical persona that speak most directly to this time of heightened awareness of mortality and social isolation. 


This event will feature a screening of Professor Chua’s home-made, phone-made, and lone-made video, “Music in Words: Beethoven’s 250 in the Time of COVID-19,” posted in May 2020 to Musicological Brainfood, a series of provocations hosted by the International Musicological Society, followed by a live interview and Q&A session with Professor Chua.