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.
Far be it from me to object to the Allegretto — the one in Beethoven’s Seventh, of course, the one that would melt an igloo in Alaska or chill a tin-roof shack in Panama City — and if you want to use if for a campaign theme, fine, it just shows there is no end to the opportunism of marketeers, political ones foremost.
When we think of pianists, we usually consider the legends – Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and more ...Besides writing her own works for the piano, de Morogues was said to have sight-read Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata from the score ... Beethoven was so impressed, he later presented the sonata to her.
11 performances; proof of vaccination required and masks must be worn in the theater; $56-$256 (subject to change); www.broadwaysf.com Nakamatsu, SSJ & Beethoven... It’s happening again this weekend as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner is the orchestra’s guest soloist in an evening of Beethoven works.