Beethoven - Symphonies Nos 1 and 6 | BIS BISSACD1716

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos 1 and 6


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Label: BIS

Cat No: BISSACD1716

Barcode: 7318599917160

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th January 2008



Symphonies Nos. 1 and 6 make up the fourth instalment of the Beethoven Symphony Cycle with conductor Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra, a cycle which has received universal praise.
Symphony No. 6 – the Pastoral Symphony – is one of Beethoven’s more popular symphonies. Beethoven sketched ideas for an orchestral work based on pastoral themes, but the sketches were laid aside until 1808 when he took up the challenge of combining two highly different traditions: the symphony genre and the pastoral idiom. As Beethoven scholar Barry Cooper states in his liner notes to this disc, “Beethoven’s great achievement was to reconcile two opposing elements, so that the work is thoroughly pastoral in character yet thoroughly symphonic in form.”
The 6th is coupled with Beethoven’s first symphony which was influenced by his predecessors, particularly his teacher Haydn.

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