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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 December 2012

It's the most famous musical tribute to Napoleon ever composed, yet no one is quite sure why and when Beethoven decided to remove the association of the Emperor from his 'heroic' symphony. Donald Macleod explores the evidence, and introduces rarely heard music from the man who might well have suggested the idea to Beethoven in the first place.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Traditional
    00:00

    Traditional The Grand Conversation on Napoleon

    Performer: Gordon Hall (singer)

    VETERAN TAPES:VT131

  • Image for Rodolphe Kreutzer
    00:02

    Rodolphe Kreutzer Ouverture

    Performer: Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, Performer: Claude Pichaureau (conductor)


    MUSIFRANCE: 2292450052

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    00:14

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no.3 Eroica

    Performer: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Performer: John Eliot Gardiner

    Archiv:4778643, 3

  • Image for Rodolphe Kreutzer
    00:02

    Rodolphe Kreutzer Ouverture

    Performer: Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, Performer: Claude Pichaureau (conductor)


    MUSIFRANCE: 2292450052

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    00:13

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no.3 Eroica

    Performer: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Performer: John Eliot Gardiner

    Archiv:4778643, 3

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