Beethoven and his Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'
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11. Beethoven and his Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'
Even Beethoven had his moments of rage. After dedicating his Symphony No. 3 to Napoleon, the composer was shocked to discover he’d made himself emperor, going against the ideals he previously believed in. Beethoven was so incensed that he scratched out the dedication on the manuscript, making a hole.