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Sounding the French Revolution: A Marxist tour of Classical Music

4:15pm Sun 09 Apr

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Is classical music really as serious and snobby as it’s cracked up to be?

Join us for the real meaning of classical music in the era of Mozart and Beethoven: a time of radical economic changes, grand social philosophies, the thundering French revolution, and the emergence of the public paying audience. The modern cult of genius and 'high art' is simply wrong. Classical music is the exciting but flesh-and-blood story of working musicians in the crucible of social change, political moods and commercial pressure.

No musical knowledge needed: Great bangers absolutely guaranteed!

Recommended Reading

From revolution to irrelevance: how classical music lost its audienceby Simon Behrmanin International Socialism
Ludwig van Beethoven: revolutionary composerby Sabby Sagallin International Socialism
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