Evening Masterwork: Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Evening Masterwork for September 1, 2019 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 and at wsmr.org

Beethoven wrote his Symphonies 5 and 6 around the same time, but the two couldn’t be more different. You probably wouldn’t put the Sixth Symphony into the Sturm und Drang category of tumultuous emotion. In fact, the work mentions the awakening of happy feelings on arriving in the country. That is why it was nicknamed, “Pastoral.”