Beethoven's Eroica

Beethoven's Eroica

The First Great Romantic Symphony

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"In 1805, the world of music was startled by an avant-garde and explosive new work. Intellectually and emotionally, Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica," rudely broke the mold of the Viennese Classical symphony and revealed a powerful new expressiveness, both personal and societal. Even the whiff of actual political revolution was woven into the work-it was originally inscribed to Napoleon Bonaparte, a dangerous hero for a composer dependent on conservative royal patronage. With the first two stunning chords of the "Eroica," classical music was transformed. In Beethoven's Eroica, James Hamilton-Paterson reconstructs this great moment in Western culture, the shock of the music and the symphony's long afterlife." -- Publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781541697362
1541697367
Characteristics: vii, 180 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Eroica

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