Cheers of Victory

The New Human Revolution, "Cheers of Victory" Chapter, Installment 11

Volume 30, Chapter 5 (11)

By Daisaku Ikeda In June 1918, an orchestra of German POWs performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Bando camp. Beethoven incorporated voices—soloists and a chorus—in the fourth movement of that work, with lyrics based on the poem “Ode to Joy,” by the German poet Friedrich Schiller. All people coming together as one family—this is the

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