The program notes consist of 17 pages, all similar to the format of the picture above. On the left, there's a picture of some sort, usually (but not always) related to the text on the right. The text contains about 3 paragraphs per screen, easily readable, but in a rather poor-looking font. Across the top flows the control panel, letting the user move back and forth between pages, skip to any page in the text directly, or go back to the higher-level menu.

The first five pages give a melodramatic introduction to Beethoven the man, Vienna, and the year (1803) before he began composition of the 3rd Symphony. I found this to be mildly interesting, though most of it was not new to me, and perhaps, as is the tendency of short biographies, a bit extreme.

The middle set of pages tell of Beethoven's trip to the country-side, where he composed the "Eroica", the delays before it was completed, and the naming of the piece itself. Apparently the original title on the score was "Napolean"; the people of that time were quite admiring of him, and Beethoven wished to dedicate the piece to his heroic spirit. Unfortunately, before the completion of the Symphony, Napolean declared himself emperor, after which Beethoven flew into a rage and crossed out the original inscription on the score (this score has survived to date).

Finally, the text ends with two pages on the four movements of the piece, and some descriptions of the initial reactions of the opening night crowd.

I found these pages adequate, but nothing more. Though a smattering of information is present, the pages are nothing more than a set of text files. Instead of interleaving bits of music into the presentation, the authors of this work chose to get by on the bare minimum, and it shows. It may be slightly more interesting to the musical new-comer.