As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem Takes Center Stage

October 23, 2014 2:45 PM

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Next month, Berliners, and the world, will mark the fall of the Wall 25 years ago, with numerous, moving public events. One highlight: a nine-mile length of the path of the Wall marked by balloons. But the climax will be a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by one of the world's greatest orchestras.

This echoes a similar memorable event back in 1989 in the same locale.

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