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From the internationally acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra, the first three symphonies by the greatest composer the world has ever known: Ludwig van Beethoven. Thrilling performances of Beethoven's effervescent Symphony No.1 and spirited Symphony No.2 open the album, paving the way for the composer's third, and arguably most electrifying, symphonic achievement: the magnificent 'Eroica'. This beloved masterpiece rises beyond it's initial dedication to Napoleon Bonaparte to encompass heroism, disillusion and grandeur. It broke boundaries in symphonic form, length, harmony, emotional content, opening the way for the Romantic age and the future of modern music. In the hands of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, under their director Richard Tognetti, Beethoven's brilliance springs off the page and straight into our hearts.