{"id":4250850695,"title":"Beethoven's Heroic Symphony","handle":"beethovens-heroic-symphony","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/anna-harwell-celenza\" title=\"Author Anna Harwell Celenza\"\u003eAnna Harwell Celenza\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/joann-e-kitchel\" title=\"Illustrator JoAnn E. Kitchel\"\u003eJoAnn E. Kitchell\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe story behind Ludwig van Beethoven's composition \u003ci\u003eThe Heroic Symphony\u003c\/i\u003e.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeethoven's \u003cem\u003eThird Symphony\u003c\/em\u003e was written as the classical composer was struggling with his advancing deafness. 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Beethoven's Heroic Symphony

By: Anna Harwell Celenza / Illustrated by: JoAnn E. Kitchell

The story behind Ludwig van Beethoven's composition The Heroic Symphony.

Beethoven's Third Symphony was written as the classical composer was struggling with his advancing deafness. Meant as a celebration of Napoleon's victories, the four movements reflected Bonaparte's courage and heroism. But soon after Beethoven completed the work, he discovered Napoleon's treachery in declaring himself Emperor of France, and the composer considered destroying the composition. Instead, The Bonaparte Symphony was later renamed the Eroica, or Heroic Symphony.

Visit Anna's Music Spot for links to recordings suggested by Anna Harwell Celenza.

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Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art. Her children’s books include the Once Upon a Masterpiece series. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Read more about Anna.


JoAnn E. Kitchel, illustrator

JoAnn E. Kitchel received her B.A. in art education from Central Michigan University. She has illustrated the Once Upon a Masterpiece series, and Hanukkah Lights (Chronicle Books). JoAnn lives in Mt. Vernon, New Hampshire.

Read more about JoAnn.

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