UA2014 book list #1

Our ever-popular series of Academy - related books picks up again. We start with Beethoven’s Ninth: A political History. In this book, Esteban Buch, a specialist on the relations between music and politics in the twentieth century and director of studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS) discusses the instrumentalization of music in the realm of politics based on the EU-anthem, Beethoven´s Ode to Joy. Interesting lecture in times of European elections.

Published by Chicago University Press (2003). Excerpts are available here. Esteban Buch at Ultima Academy: Friday 19 September.