Beethoven Symphonies Nos 6 & 2

London Symphony Orchestra

19.9931.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Beethoven loved nature and the open air. He spent most of his summers away from Vienna in the country retreats of Heiligenstadt, M.dling and Baden, where he would walk the woods and fields notebook in hand, and even back in the city short strolls were a regular part of his work routine. ’No one can love the countryside as much as I do’, he once said, ’for surely woods, trees and rocks produce the echo which man desires to hear.’
But nature was not just a balm for the senses; for Beethoven it was evidence of the Creator’s hand. Raised on the tolerant attitudes of the Enlightenment, he had little interest in conventional formal religion, and it was in the outdoors, amidst the wonders of the natural world, that he found himself closest to God. He was hardly alone in that – such feelings were part of the spirit of the early Romantic age – but it was perhaps his unique placing at the threshold of the Classical and Romantic eras in music that allowed such a work as the ’Pastoral’ Symphony to achieve greatness.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No 6- i. Erwachen heiterer Gef?hle bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo)
11:39
2.
Symphony No 6- ii. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso)
11:48
3.
Symphony No 6- iii. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
04:58
4.
Symphony No 6- iv. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
03:31
5.
Symphony No 6- v. Hirtengesang. Frohe, dankbare Gef?hle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
09:36
6.
Symphony No 2- i. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
13:05
7.
Symphony No 2- ii. Larghetto
10:43
8.
Symphony No 2- iii. Scherzo & Trio- Allegro
03:59
9.
Symphony No 2- iv. Allegro molto
06:38

Total time: 01:15:57

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Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes

Recording location

Barbican, London England

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

LSO0582

Release Date July 7, 2015
SKU LSO0582

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