Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Berliner Philharmoniker
Daniel Harding

  • Alban Berg
    Lyric Suite

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”

Alban Berg described his Lyric Suite as a “small monument to a great love”. In it, the composer musically encoded his passion for the married Hanna Fuchs, interweaving the tonal equivalents of the initials of them both, creating a highly personal piece of programme music. Beethoven’s symphony known as the “Pastoral” is also programme music, in which he expresses his love for nature – with bird calls, the splashing of streams and thunderstorms. A joyful homage to country life, conducted by Daniel Harding to mark the Beethoven anniversary year.

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