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Eroica Revisited

Explore Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ performed from memory, with a vivid musical introduction by Nicholas Collon and Tom Service.

Beethoven Symphony No.3 in Eb major, ‘Eroica’ (from memory)

Nicholas Collon conductor
Tom Service presenter


Eroica Revisited

With its unprecedented scale and shattering dissonances, Beethoven’s Eroica transformed symphonic form in one astounding blow. Revisit our memorised performance of this groundbreaking work at the BBC Proms in 2017.

Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service and our players offer a vivid musical introduction with live excerpts, unpacking the work’s musical architecture and illuminating its genius.

“It was so much more than a memory test for the sake of it – this was truly live in every sense….Their Beethoven was full of fizz, energy and infectious spirit, one of the most vivid live performances of this symphony I have experienced.” ★★★★ Bachtrack

Discover more about our memorised performances at our By Heart page.

Filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 22 July 2017.
Free to watch on Aurora’s YouTube channel.

Orchestral Theatre staging concept by Aurora Orchestra. Footage courtesy of BBC Proms.