Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 & Stucky: Silent Spring

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Reference Recordings proudly presents the beloved Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” of Ludwig van Beethoven, with Steven Stucky’s “Silent Spring,” in exceptional performances from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “Silent Spring” was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book “Silent Spring”, the seminal work by Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson. The music, like the book, can be heard as a call to action to love and to save nature and the earth.

This release is the thirteenth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! series of Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD releases on the Fresh! imprint from Reference Recordings. This series has received Grammy Nominations in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Their recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 /Barber Adagio for Strings won the 2018 Grammy Awards for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Classical Album.

The album is exclusively available in Stereo and 5 Channel DSD 128, DSD 256 and DXD plus Stereo DSD 512 at NativeDSD.Com

As was reported by noted Beethoven biographer Anton Schindler, the Sixth Symphony was composed in the Nussdorf and Grinzing suburbs of Vienna, between which the Schreiberbach River flows. As Beethoven himself said, “Here I wrote the scene at the brook, and the yellowhammers up there, the quails, nightingales and cuckoos all around have also composed.” It is interesting to consider that Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” which Beethoven also called “Erinnerung an das Landleben” (“Recollections of Country Life”), was written at the same time as the iconic Fifth Symphony. Beethoven even counted the Sixth as the Fifth Symphony for a long time and both were premiered together in the famous four-hour-long Academy concert on December 22, 1808 at the Theater an der Wien with Beethoven himself conducting. As a pair of sisters, the two symphonies form a crowning conclusion to a very fruitful period. And while the two works are opposites in many ways, they also complement each other beautifully.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Conductor & Music Director

 

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Tracklist

1.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral - I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arriving in the country: A
11:01
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral - II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso
11:49
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral - III. Merry assembly of country folk: Allegro
04:57
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral - IV. Thunderstorm: Allegro
03:28
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral - V. Shepherd’s Song - Benevolent feelings of thanksgiving to the
09:56
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Stucky: Silent Spring - I. The Sea Around Us
03:49
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Stucky: Silent Spring - II. The Lost Woods
05:23
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Stucky: Silent Spring - III. Rivers of Death
03:09
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Stucky: Silent Spring - IV. Silent Spring
04:17

Total time: 00:57:49

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Release Date June 3, 2022

1 review for Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 & Stucky: Silent Spring

    Like many classical music lovers I have several recordings of my favorite pieces. I have 5 or 6 recordings of Beethoven’s 6th. This one is now my favorite. I purchased the 2 channel version. Unlike many recordings of a symphony sound nice, but all the instruments seem to merge together – this recording is different. They did an excellent job of separating the strings, woodwinds and brass instruments. Each group sounds to be in a separate space. A very engaging recording.

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