After Marathon Bombings, Music to Stir the Heroic Spirit

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Last week was a tough one. Amidst the horrifying scenes following the bombings of the Boston Marathon, also came images of truly heroic acts, from bystanders to paramedics and law enforcement officers to the runners themselves.

This week's Showdown offered three works that convey the heroic spirit through music.

You chose Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica" performed by the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig with conductor Kurt Masur. We played it at noon. 

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