Bruno Walter: Beethoven Symphony 6, Wiener Philharmoniker

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Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Andante molto mosso
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
V. Allegretto

Wiener Philharmoniker
Bruno Walter, conductor
Recorded, 05 December 1936.

The symphony has five movements, rather than the four typical of symphonies of the Classical era. Beethoven annotated the beginning of each movement as follows:

I: Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country): Allegro ma non troppo

II: Szene am Bach (Scene at the brook): Andante molto mosso

III: Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Happy gathering of country folk): Allegro

IV: Gewitter, Sturm (Thunderstorm; Storm): Allegro

V: Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Shepherds' song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm): Allegretto

The third movement ends on an imperfect cadence that leads straight into the fourth; the fourth movement leads straight into the fifth without a pause. A performance of the work lasts about 40 minutes

Beethoven - Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 'Pastorale'
Rec. 1958