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Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 2nd movement (Funeral March) Beethoven Help Opus Details
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Beethoven's 3rd symphony, written in 1804, marks a huge change in style from his preceding two symphonies. Its thunderous opening chords proclaim a new trend in music, the dawn of romanticism. Beethoven originally planned to dedicate it to his hero, Napoleon, and this explains why its subtitle is Eroica, which is Italian for Heroic. But when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, it grossly offended Beethoven's avant-garde preferences for democracy, and he angrily tore apart his title page, and instead dedicated the work to a local patron of music, Prince Lobkowitz.

It is often suggested that this 2nd movement is a sort of programmatic work, inspired by a funeral cortège that passed by whilst Beethoven was at work.The original score is marked Marcia Funebre, which is Italian for Funeral march. The tempo is indicated as Adagio assai. It starts with the strings whispering the dirge-like first theme, followed shortly by the plaintive sound of the oboes. The 2nd theme is in Eb major, on the first violins, continuing the solemn and sombre atmosphere of this movement.
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Time Signature 2 /4 Key Signature   Eb Major also featuring Pizzicato Strings Play MP3 using player below.

1    The solemn C minor theme of the 2nd Movt is a funeral march.

2    The 2nd theme is in Eb major, on the first violins, continuing the solemn and sombre atmosphere of this movement.
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