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Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, 'Pastorale'

Performance Today - June 11, 2024

Beethoven loved going for long walks in the countryside around Vienna. He once told a friend that the birds they saw on their hikes helped him write his Symphony No. 6. Tune in today—we'll get the story and hear Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6 from a concert performance featuring conductor Marin Alsop and the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suite No. 2: Bourees I and II
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
Album: Bach: English Suite No. 2, BWV 807; Toccata, BWV 912
Mirare 328

Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Aaron Boyd, violin | Juho Pohjonen, piano
Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, Spieker Center for the Arts, Menlo Park, CA

Frederic Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
Tippet Rise Art Center, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra | Jaime Martin, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Hour 2

Samuel Barber: Souvenirs: Waltz (The Lobby)
Royal Scottish Orchestra | Marin Alsop, conductor
Album: Barber: Complete Orchestral Works

Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf: Jery & Bately: Overture
ROCO, Lucian & Nancy Morrison Theater, Brockman Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX

George Gershwin: Three Preludes
Michael Chertock, piano
Close Encounters with Music, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": Movements 2-5
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | Marin Alsop, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Filene Center, Wolf Trap National Park, Vienna, VA

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