Classical music

City of London Sinfonia - Hero Worship: Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Heroes define their age – and by any measure Beethoven is a hero and with his Eroica Symphony he altered the course of music itself for ever.

As his hearing faded, Beethoven poured his anguish into his music; Brett Dean’s Testament is a glimpse at the thoughts of a man who stepped back from the brink for his music.


City of London Sinfonia
Brett Dean director, viola
Dr. Christopher Clark presenter


Talk: From Artist to Hero with Sir Christopher Clark
Brett Dean: Testament vers. for chamber orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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