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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 E-flat Major op. 55 »Eroica«

Alter Saal
Direction and Moderation

Written in 1803, the third symphony was originally composed in honour of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was printed three years later but dedicated to Beethoven’s patron Prince Lobkowitz, containing the addition »Sinfonica Eroica« in memory of a »grand Uomo«, which – due to the changed political situation – now probably refers to the Prussian Prince Louis Ferdinand who fell in the battle against Napoleon.

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