Beethoven – Complete Orchestral Works Volume 6

Performing with: Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro

This points irresistibly to a Beethoven of the future.

Audio Audition


Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

The revised edition by Jonathan Del Mar is the basis of the interpretations, and under Dausgaard’s baton explosive movement and absolute stillness alternate in those lightning changes so characteristic of Beethoven’s music. This series is a model example of what studies of performance practice can do for musicians using modern instruments.

The ‘Pastoral’ is a result of Beethoven’s affection for nature. As such it is a part of a long tradition going back to the renaissance where the composer seeks to represent nature and his experience of it in his music. It is well know that Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his one opera, all written over a short period of time as the libretto and the opera as a whole changed and found it’s final shape. The first three are known as the Leonore overtures, the final we know as the Fidelio overture.


Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’
1. I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
2. II. Andante Molto Mosso
3. III. Allegro
4. IV. Allegro
5. V. Allegretto

6. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138
7. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
8. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a