Beethoven and Heroism in the "Eroica" Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Performance Dates

Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, April 6, 2018 8:00 PM

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In 1803, Beethoven, an ardent champion of Liberty and Brotherhood of Man, felt so invigorated by Napoleon's victory over tyranny, he invented a new kind of music: more expansive, more thrilling, more heroic. But then Napoleon crowned himself emperor. Beethoven was crushed. He removed "Bonaparte" from the title page of his Third Symphony and gave to humanity this majestic essay on freedom. The ASO continues its celebration of Leonard Bernstein with Georgia native Robert McDuffie's performance of the Serenade, and the concert opens with the effervescent May Cause Dizziness by the ASO's own Michael Kurth.

» Atlanta Magazine - Best of Atlanta 2017: New Composer Michael Kurth

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Program Notes

Ken Meltzer's Inside The Music

Atlanta SO



May Cause Dizziness


    Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium")

    Atlanta SO  

    Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

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