The School of Music invites you to attend the Out of Bounds Lecture Series, curated by Dr. Sheelagh Chadwick, Dr. Jon Tomas Godin and Dr. Colette Simonot-Maiello.
Dr. Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis of Université de Montréal will open the Out of Bounds Lecture Series at Brandon University on Tuesday, Sept. 19 by presenting the lecture “Celebrating Mozart in the Third Reich.”
How were Mozart’s works and likeness deployed in the politics of the Third Reich? Relying on numerous archival documents including photographs and audiovisual excerpts, this talk will provide answers to just that question. From the festivities organized in 1941 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mozart’s death, we will see that the “Nazi Mozart” is a character constructed to extol national-socialist values: Aryanized and Germanized, he is presented as a unifying figure, capable of uniting the peoples of the entire world under the Nazi banner.
Admission to all lectures is free. They will be held at 12:30 p.m., in room 157, R.D. Bell Hall, in the BU School of Music. Following the lecture, a reception will be held in the Music Faculty Lounge.
Please contact the School of Music in advance 204-727-7388 or Music@BrandonU.ca with any accessibility considerations.