Eroica dedication to Napoleon
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What did the great composers' handwriting look like?
12. Eroica dedication to Napoleon
Another incredible window into Beethoven's personality from the manuscript of his Symphony No. 3, originally dedicated to Napoleon. When the composer discovered Napoleon had declared himself emperor of the French - going against everything he believed in - Beethoven got angry and scrawled out the dedication in the manuscript, creating the hole in the page.