Napoleon's coronation cost him a chance at musical immortality

Guttman, Jon
December 2004
Military History;Dec2004, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p6
Focuses on issues surrounding the "Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Opus 55", a musical work of Ludwig van Beethoven originally dedicated for Napoleon Bonaparte, first consul of the French Republic. Background of the symphonic music; Comparison of the music with other works of Beethoven; Factor that influenced Beethoven to revise the music and dedicate it to a loyal patron.


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