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Triumph: Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica (2 for 1 TIX)

Apr 8, 2017

Pro Musica Colorado's season finale features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," or "Heroic." Beethoven wrote this after resigning himself to the onset of deafness and in it he seemed to work out how he would live, the meaning of his life, as it were. Famously, he dedicated it to Napoleon when Beethoven saw him as a liberator of Europe. When Napoleon crowned himself emperor, Beethoven declared “so he’s a tyrant” and scratched out the dedication with such vigor that it ripped the page. In removing Napoleon, he made the work more universal and that invites us all into the archetypal story.


 


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