The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle-period.

Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work is grounded in the Classical symphonic tradition while also stretching boundaries of form, length, harmony, and perceived emotional and possibly cultural content. It has therefore widely been considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era.

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Performances & Interviews


Upcoming BBC Events featuring Symphony No 3 in E flat major 'Eroica'

BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season: Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewbcd4
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2020-02-06T10:25:20
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BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Beethoven Eroica
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ex9hj5
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
2020-03-13T10:25:20
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BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Light out of Darkness
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e46gfx
Glasgow City Halls
2020-05-17T10:25:20
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