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The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast

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Apr 26, 2018

In Ep. 17 "The Ill-Made Knight" we investigate the mystery surrounding the Immortal Beloved letters, and discuss several theories which attempt to identify who she was. We then continue to parallel the lives of Beethoven and Napoleon Bonaparte, and see that the events of 1812 would hurdle both men towards destruction. Only one of them however met ruin, while the other eventually transcended the difficulties of his life to become greatness renewed.


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All material in this episode is meant for educational purposes only. Music in order of play:

Symphony no. 7 in A Major mvt. 2 Allegretto

"An Die Ferne Geliebte" (To the Distant Beloved)pt. 6

Wellington's Victory "Battle" Symphony no. 7 in A Major mvt. 4 Symphony no. 3 'Eroica' in E-flat Major mvt. 2, March Funebre

Piano Sonata no. 29 in B-flat Major mvt. 3, performed by Federic Rzewski