Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Recorded History of the Opening Chords of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Perhaps the most famous twice-stated chords in the history of Western Music.  Here are a series of clips from sound recordings of performances of the work dating back to the 1920s:

And, to keep you from being frustrated after all the repetition of the opening, here's one of my favorite video performances of the entire first movement of the Eroica:

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