Beethoven : Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale"

Beethoven : Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale"


Karl Böhm conducting the Wiener Philarmoniker (1971)

Deutsche Grammophon DGG 2530142

Clearaudio Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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Movements :
I - Allegro ma non troppo (The awakening of joyful feelings upon arrival in the country)
II - Andante molto moto (The Brook)
III - Allegro (Village Festival)
IV - Allegro (The Storm)
V - Allegretto (Shepherd's Song)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) composed the Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral", Op. 68 in 1808. It is deemed of the most influential by the famed composer. Unlike the vast majority of assumed names by which his works have become known, Beethoven directed from the very outset that his sixth symphony be titled "Pastoral Symphony," or a recollection of country life. It was a musical approach to the forces of nature that inspired Beethoven.

Karl Böhm (1894 - 1981) conducted the Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra for the first time in 1933. Klemperer, Karajan in his attempts, even Kletzki never came close to Bohm's technically perfect and poetic reading of the Pastoral. This is a sublime existential touch not found anywhere else! Bohm’s easy going yet tight control over the tempi and dynamics across this whole work is as exciting as anything you will find elsewhere, conducive to that spirit of the classical age of the C18 the Enlightenment, the sense of sheer pleasure and enjoyment which is itself a worthwhile achievement of civilization. Enjoyment.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under