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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

HTNI #7

I think this is a slightly tough question. This is the title page of symphony written by Beethoven.. Why do you see scratches near the titles and the dedications part of the page?


Answer to Yesterday's question

The Answer is Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

Sourabh, Rohit , Sudhin , Gopi getting it right...

5 comments:

Dhruv said...

Erased the dedication to Napoleoan

Pinko said...

Eroica (Sym #3) initially dedicated to Napolean, later rebuked

Pinko said...

Eroica (Sym #3) initially dedicated to Napolean, later rebuked

Sudhin Chandy V said...

He erased Napolean's name.

Ameya said...

Beethoven originally dedicated the symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte. Beethoven admired the ideals of the French Revolution, and Napoleon as their embodiment, but the composer was so disgusted when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French in May 1804, that he went to the table where the completed score lay, took hold of the title-page and scratched the name Bonaparte out so violently that he created a hole in the paper. He later changed the title to Sinfonia eroica, composta per festeggiare il sovvenire d'un grand'uomo ("heroic symphony, composed to celebrate the memory of a great man").