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Art Alert: Beethoven, French Revolution, Bonaparte in focus at Cairo's Manasterly Palace

The topic of the composer and the French connection is part of a series of lectures about music headed by composer and conductor Hisham Gabr

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Mar 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven, the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte will be the focus of an upcoming lecture as part of an educational series on music appreciation held by composer and conductor Hisham Gabr.

The lecture will take place on Thursday 12 March at the Manasterly Palace, which is directed by Gabr, and entry is free of charge.

The lecture will introduce Beethoven’s Symphony Number 3, known as Eroica, which was at first dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, before the composer decided to erase the emperor's name from the score’s first page.

The lecture will also walk the listeners through the music, pointing out the important shift in music history from classicism to romanticism as expressed through Symphony no 3.

Gabr has extensive experience in presenting the history of music through lectures where music and historical information are intertwined.

In the past years, lectures were held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina attracting large number of attendees. Known as the 'Music Appreciation' series, the lectures were launched a few weeks ago at the Manasterly Palace.

Thursday 12 March at 7pm
Manasterly Palace, Mania, Cairo


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