KEEPING SCORE - BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"

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Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Keeping Score - Beethoven's Eroica

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Keeping Score: MTT on Music is a major initiative of the San Francisco Symphony aimed at offering audiences of today a connection to classical music and the powerful emotions it conveys.

Beethoven's Third Symphony "Eroica," or the "Heroic," literally turned classical music on its head. Composing the first-ever symphonic autobiography, Beethoven laid bare his dreams, his fears, and, at its climax, his rediscovered heroism. From his early musical rivalries in Vienna to the terrifying realization of his increasing deafness, Beethoven reveals the roots of his genius in this episode of Keeping Score. Never before had music dared to paint so personal a portrait. Follow Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony as they delve deep into the psyche of one of western civilization's greatest artists, reading between the notes of his favorite work.

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