Robert Greenberg

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Exploring the Dissonant C-sharp in Beethoven’s “Eroica”

September 21st, 2018
Patreon patron, Mr. Sullivan, recently asked the following question: “In several of your courses you have also referred to the C# in the Eroica as implying a modulation to G minor. I have never understood that statement. Would you be so kind as to enlighten me about that?” Mr. Sullivan refers to a (dissonant!) C-sharp that appears out of nowhere in measure 7 of the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3; a dissonance that…

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