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Not all revolutions are political - some overturn artistic conventions. Beethoven's 'Eroica' challenged the accepted notions of music as a kind of decorative background and brought the listener along on a gripping voyage into the unconscious. Beethoven spent three years writing his third symphony, which was an intimate and unflinching journal of his personal crises. The piece marked his emergence as an original master. In this DVD Michael Tilson Thomas invites you to discover the music of the 'Eroica' and the circumstances surrounding its creation. Retracing Beethoven's steps through Vienna's aristocratic ballrooms and Austria's rustic villages, MTT explores how Beethoven channeled his fears of deafness, his admiration for Napoleon, and his obsession to prove himself the greatest composer of his time to write a piece that forever changed what a symphony would be.Notes & Reviews:
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Works DetailsBeethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
- Conductor: Michael Thomas
- Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1803
- Studio/Live: Live