Hamilton-Paterson, James: Eroica. First Edition/First Printing *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony by James Hamilton-Paterson, published by Head of Zeus in 2016.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed by the author to the title page.
In 1805, the world of music was set on its ears by a new work from a German composer. Intellectually and emotionally, Beethoven's Third Symphony, the 'Eroica', was revolutionary music. After those first two stunning chords, Western music was never the same again. And the whiff of actual political revolution was woven into the work, for it was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, a dangerous hero for a composer dependent on conservative royal patronage.
James Hamilton-Paterson reconstructs this great moment in Western culture, the shock of the music and the symphony's long afterlife.