Classical Gilbert Podcast - Beethoven - Pastoral Symphony - No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68


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Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, a.k.a. the Pastoral Symphony is a work by Beethoven, completed and premiered in 1808 in a four hour concert, toghether with the 5th. One of his few works containing explicitly programmatic content, it has become one of the central works of the symphonic repertoire. The composer said that the Sixth Symphony is "more the expression of feeling than painting", a point underlined by the title of the first movement

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