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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 20 11/18/08 Eroica (the 3 rd Symphony) Beethovens heroic piece. Originally a dedication to Napoleon Bonaparte . (Yet he was later disgusted by Napoleons empire dream and changed the title.) Eroica is based on Neoclassical style but expends it in style and scale. Emphasis on musics artistic value than entertaining value . First Movement Sonata form, mostly used in first movement (sometimes in the last movement) Three main sections in Sonata form-- 1. Exposition o 1 st themeTonic o 2 nd counter themeDominant 2. Development variation and restatement of two themes 3. Recapitulation structure similar to Exposition: tonic-dominant-tonic I II III IV V E G B Exposition First theme3/4, triple time; Second themeduple time Development Portrait of a battle Recapitulation Resolution: 1 st theme and 2 nd theme synthesized together . The ending echoes the beginning....
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