26 Mar 2014

Curtain Raiser: Beethoven - Symphony No 3, Eroica

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Beethoven

Beethoven Photo: Public Domain

In 1802, the composer declared "Henceforth I shall take a new path ..."  That path led the symphony right away from its 18th century origins and towards the romantic symphonists who were to follow. Peter Watts introduces Beethoven's  Symphony No 3, the Eroica.

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