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Episode 3

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.

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1 hour

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Wed 5 Dec 2012 18:30

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