Symphony no. 3 Ludvig van Bethoven; New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony no. 3 Ludvig van Bethoven; New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Week32: beethoven, napoleon and metro

Beethoven originally dedicated his third symphony to a contemporary who he saw as a beacon of freedom on the continent, until this beacon declared himself emperor and headed for russia (Bonaparte)—he later rededicated his Eroica to a long standing patron of his. It’s really the only proof of progress I can rely on: moving steadily from an idealized horizon to the hereness of what’s been right next to me the whole time. I’m beginning to realize just how much I owe to the 24hr Metro at spadina, how it’s always been here for me 🙏🏽👏🏽