Beethoven dedicated his Eroica (“Heroic”) symphony to Napoleon, but tore up the dedication page once the French leader declared himself emperor. Boilly’s work depicts a crowd observing David’s famous painting of the very coronation that sent Beethoven into a rage.
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Earlier Event: November 27Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Tanya Miller with Heidi Hatch
Later Event: December 13Whalesback Quartet: Free Chamber Concert at Bard Hall