This week on CMI Streaming, we’re featuring a couple of pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven in conjunction with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven’s third symphony is one of the composer’s most celebrated works. Beethoven originally titled the work “Buonaparte,” as he felt Napoleon exemplified the democratic ideals of the French Revolution. However, after Napoleon declared himself Emperor of the French in 1804, an angry Beethoven removed his original dedication and changed the title to ” Sinfonia Eroica.”
Beethoven’s Concerto in C, Opus 56 is nicknamed the “Triple Concerto,” and that’s because it was the only concerto he wrote for more than one solo instrument. You guessed it, there are three: violin, cello, and piano, effectively making the work a concerto for piano trio.
Connect with CMI Streaming’s Local Classical channel for music by Beethoven and other recordings with Indiana connections.