The Orchestra Now debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein draws parallels between art and music.
Music: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Beethoven dedicated his Eroica (“Heroic”) symphony to Napoleon, but tore up the dedication page once the French leader declared himself emperor
Artwork: Louis-Léopold Boilly’s The Public Viewing David’s “Coronation” at the Louvre
Depicts a crowd observing David’s famous painting of the very coronation that sent Beethoven into a rage