By the time the first public performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 (Eroica) took place in Vienna in 1805, a privileged few had already heard the work at a private play-through at the Lobkowitz Palace in June 1804.
Nick Dear’s award-winning period drama, starring Ian Hart as Beethoven, brings to life the momentous day that prompted Haydn to remark ‘everything is different from today’. Filmed in 2003.
BONUS FEATURE: Performance option
Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s outstanding surround sound recording of Eroica, made with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique exclusively for this film in the Eroicasaal in Vienna, is available to view as a stand-alone music performance feature.
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 129 MINS
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner