Although Beethoven was not Haydn's pupil for long, the influence of the older man was unmistakable. In Man and Music: Beethoven: The Age of Revolution, Beethoven's works are traced to 1804, emphasizing the fact that the events of the French Revolution were a backdrop to his career. He was profoundly affected by the war, and his music reflected this. The Symphony No. 3 was originally dedicated to Napoleon, later retracted. Several music genres, including the scherzo, song cycles, and chamber music were changed through his genius.
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