Masterpieces of Music
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
Discover Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony, a work of titanic scale and ambition that initially baffled its audience at the start of the 19th century but which soon came to be seen as a turning-point in Western music, revolutionising the symphony as a means of musical and emotional expression.
About the author
Author Matthew Rye studied music at Magdalen College, Oxford, and has spent his career in music journalism as a writer, editor and critic. He has written numerous programme and CD booklet notes, was a reviewer for the Daily Telegraph for 13 years and BBC Music Magazine for over 15 years, and has also written for Independent, Sunday Times, Musical Times, The Wagner Journal and other publications.