Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Manuscript title page of Beethoven's Eroica

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Setting the agenda and forgetting history.

This event takes place in the Eliot Room, British Library Knowledge Centre

The Eroica Symphony is one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works. But how was it received in Vienna when it was first performed? Did he have a rival? A talk by David Wyn Jones.

This event accompanies the exhibition Beethoven: Idealist. Innovator. Icon.

David Wyn Jones is Emeritus Professor of Music at Cardiff University and an acknowledged authority on music and musical life in Vienna. His publications include biographies of Haydn and Beethoven and a study of musical life in the city in three epochs, Music in Vienna, 1700, 1800, 1900. He acted as the external Advisor for the Beethoven exhibition in the British Library.

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Name: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony
Where: Knowledge Centre
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