On June 12, 2015 at 06:27PM Mark Said…

Very interesting


Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) originally shared:
Beethoven died a celebrity in his homeland, in 1827, but virtually unknown in France. #Beethoven #music

Beethoven and the Revolution of 1830 | OUPblog
That Beethoven welcomed the French Revolution and admired Napoleon, its most flamboyant product, is common knowledge. So is the story of his outrage at the news that his hero, in flagrant disregard of liberté, égalité, fraternité, had had himself crowned emperor: striking the dedication to Napoleon of his “Eroica” symphony, he addressed it instead “to the memory of a great man.”

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