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Discovering Music: Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony




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Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 - Eroica - Analysis (complete)
Watch Stephen Johnson's analysis of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Christophe Mangou.



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What made Beethoven's 3rd Symphony such a revolutionary work?
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