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Offline tdyholy4114

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Issue about the music that dedicated for Napoleon
« on: March 19, 2018, 06:17:36 pm »
Most of you may not enjoy classical music, but i came upon an interesting fact.

In 1804 Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Symphony was originally written for Napoleon. After Beethoven learned Bonaparte's intentions of becoming a warlord, he took the title page and ripped it up. He even called Napoleon a "Tyrant".
The title of the music was suppose to be Geschriben auf Bonaparte (In honor of Bonaparte), but changed it later to Erocia. In 1806 the final title was Sinfonia Eroica (Great Symphony, to celebrate the memory of a Great Man).
Beethoven admired Napoleon before he crowned himself Emperor. Rumors had it that he wrote the music for what Napoleon was offering to Society. (Referring to The Revolution).

In the 2nd movement is a funeral march. When Beethoven learned Napoleons death in 1821, he said that "I wrote music for this sad death, 17 years ago"

First Movement: This movement is mostly focused on the character of Napoleon. (Starts at 0:00, ends 14:57)

Second Movement: This movement is the Funeral March (Starts 14:58, ends 31:35)

Third Movement: Suppose to be a shift of movement (Starts 31:36, ends 37:57)

Fourth Movement: Last movement, the grand ending. (Starts 37:58, ends 50:34)

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