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The Story of The Eroica Symphony-film drama.

Genesis of Beethoven’s Symphony No 3, the Eroica.

Staring Ian Hart as Beethoven in this film of the first performance of the Eroica Symphony.

BBC television film that dramatises the performance of Beethoven’s third symphony – Eroica. 121 more words


Beethoven's Emperor Concerto on period instruments

Beethoven’s  Emperor Concerto on period instruments

Christopher Hogwood
The Academy of Ancient Music
Steven Lubin pianoforte

The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 by Ludwig van Beethoven, popularly known as the “Emperor Concerto”, was his last piano concerto. 79 more words


Great Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Documentary.

I quite enjoyed this documentary- many parts of it are moving- such when a lock of Beethoven’s  hair is shown in a little glass container;  they gently prise it open;  for first time since 1827 his hair has human contact.


Radiolab Podcast on Beethoven's Tempos

There are few musical moments more well-worn than the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. But in this short, we find out that Beethoven might have made a last-ditch effort to keep his music from ever feeling familiar, to keep pushing his listeners to a kind of psychological limit.

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The Eroica Symphony on Period Instruments

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”, Op. 55.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, on period instruments. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

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Discovering Beethoven - Michael Tilson Thomas discusses the Eroica symphony.

Discovering Beethoven – Michael Tilson Thomas discusses the Eroica symphony.

Interesting documentary on the epic Eroica Symphony. This is the first part:

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The healing power of Beethoven

I am writing after the fact, a little shocked by something I lived through, and want to testify to the healing power of music.  It shouldn’t be a surprise.  2,818 more words


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Interesting post on playing late Beethoven piano sonatas.