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The political circumstances preceding the composition of Beethovens third symphony Eroica can be said to have dramatically influenced the work and shaped the innovative features utilized by Beethoven in the piece The piece was originally dedicated to the French First Consul Napoleon but this dedication was angrily ripped off by the composer after Napoleon declared himself emperor These actions are unsurprising as Beethoven was a fiercely political character and the events surrounding this period of his life not only changed him irreparably as a composer but also as a human-being Before the composition of the third symphony Beethoven was in a supremely depressed state claiming I am not contented with my works so far Henceforth I shall take a new path in 1802 During the composition of the symphony Beethoven was asked to dedicate a symphony to Napoleon Seeing as this would bring the composer great fame and fortune and also because thought highly of Napoleon as head of the great Italian army and wished him more peace within the rest of the senate Beethoven jumped at the chance to dedicate a symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte The symphony held the title Bonaparte until completion in 1804 During this time Beethoven could see that Napoleons way of doing things was becoming more and more like the divine monarchs that had come before him what he called the republican tragedy As napoleon gained more and more power Beethoven became more and more disillusioned with the tyrant On the 18th of May 1804 the senate ratified another constitution under napoleons command Within the constitution the government of the Republic was passed down through a hereditary line of emperors Napoleon of course being one of them It was this event that acted as the straw that broke the camels back with Beethoven angrily ripping off the dedication to Napoleon changing the name of the symphony to Eroica and re-dedicating it to the memory of a great man
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