Beethoven was a lover of nature who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. He frequently left Vienna to work in rural locations.
The first sketches of the Pastoral Symphony appeared in 1802. It was composed simultaneously with Beethoven's more famous—and more fiery—Fifth Symphony. Both symphonies were premiered in a long and under-rehearsed concert in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on 22 December 1808.
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.
Beethoven and Dinosaur’s musical platformer The Artful Escape has been in development for a long time and faced its share of delays ... A new trailer has also been released, showcasing the game’s trippy visuals and gameplay ... .
The Artful Escape has been a long time coming for Beethoven & Dinosaur founder and designer Johnny Galvatron ... " Superbrothers ... And, look, things spiralled out of control and here we are." Read more .
Bringing together reception history, music analysis and criticism, the history of music theory, and the philosophy of music, BeethovenHero explores the nature and persistence of Beethoven’s heroic style.