Is Merkel making a political point with her G20 music choice?

(CNN)As the existing leader of the G20, Angela Merkel gets to call the tune, and the German Chancellor seems sending out a musical message to a few of her visitors in Hamburg today.

While they will have traded the meeting room for the auditorium, the day’s politicking will continue.

A German federal government spokesperson informed CNN that Merkel herself chose the Ninth Symphony (“a considerable part of German culture”), whose last motion, much better referred to as the “Ode to Joy,” is “a hymn to humankind, peace and worldwide understanding.”