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Music and Nationalism: Engaging with Orff's Carmina Burana

Join members of Stanford's musical community for an interdisciplinary exploration of the challenging roots of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Composed during the run-up to the Second World War, Carmina was widely admired by the Nazis for what was perceived to be its expression of Aryan nationalism. Associate Professor of Music Anna Schultz, Interim Director of Orchestral Studies Anna Wittstruck, Professor Emeritus of Political Science David Abernethy, Ph.D. student in Musicology David Wilson, and Choral Studies Program Administrator Eric Tuan will lead a lively discussion examining the intersection of music and nationalism and its relevance to contemporary political events. Arunima Kohli and David Wilson (soloist from the Stanford Symphony Orchestra's upcoming performances of Carmina Burana), will also perform excerpts from the work.



Sunday, February 5, 2017. 02:30 PM


Campbell Recital Hall


Department of Music