Music Thursday: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” (1st Movement) Beethoven

Because Monday is already taken. This column will feature music I listen to when I write, or maybe sometimes music I just like (and therefore think everyone else should, too).

Whether you picture picnicking German villagers or Disney’s frolicking centaurs, you have to admit this is a beautiful piece of music:

Also, while a symphonies are supposed to have four movements, I love the fact that Beethoven gave this one five and basically said to the musical community, “Yeah, FIVE movements. What are you going to do about it?”

3 thoughts on “Music Thursday: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” (1st Movement) Beethoven

  1. kurtnemes May 21, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Forget Fantasia and the cloying centaurs. This is one of Beethoven’s lushest and most rewarding symphonies. Kind of like a Romantic German update of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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