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Work: Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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NottinghamThe London Philharmonic Orchestra with Kevin James Edusei and James Ehnes, violin

Mazzoli, Brahms, Beethoven
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei; James Ehnes

ReykjavíkSæunn plays Shostakovich

Chin, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Matvienko; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

MunichFestkonzert im Cuvilliés-Theater

Bavaria Klassik GmbH
Beethoven, Dvořák, Bellini, Strauss II
Munich Residenz Solisten

GlasgowBeethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony'

Messiaen, Beethoven
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ryan Wigglesworth; Ashley Riches; Nicky Spence

EdinburghBeethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony' in Edinburgh

Messiaen, Beethoven
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ryan Wigglesworth; Ashley Riches; Nicky Spence
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Elena Schwarz takes the BBC Phil on a boisterous countryside trip

Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall swells to the music of Stravinsky, Brahms and Beethoven as the BBC Philharmonic explores different perspectives on Classical forms. 
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Brahms and Beethoven from Kavakos, Harding and the Concertgebouw

The Dutch orchestra brings a pair of 19th-century German classics on its first visit to the Barbican for six years. 
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Exciting Beethoven and two premieres from Hans Graf and the SSO

An unusually fresh reading of the Pastoral Symphony complemented a world premiere by Singaporean composer Zechariah Go and an exuberant performance of Shostakovich's Second Violin Concerto.
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Bold, brash and Bacchic: Chineke! Orchestra undimmed as ever

The Chineke! Orchestra always aims at mixing the old and familiar (Beethoven, Ravel) with lesser-known corners of the repertory (Coleridge-Taylor, Walker). Anthony Parnther conducts with Kenneth Thompkins as soloist.
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A journey through a spring day in the country with The Hallé

A novel presentation of Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony and other pieces transported us to the countryside thanks to fine playing from Kristīne Balanas and Ben Palmer.
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