Take a trip into the countryside with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.
Beethoven's sixth symphony offers a brilliant portrait of babbling brooks and beautiful scenery – and with an amazing musical thunderstorm for added drama. Rossini’s mischievous Thieving Magpie gets the concert off to a playful start, while Mozart shines a spotlight on the violin and viola in his gorgeous Sinfonia Concertante.
About Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Where have I heard it before?
The Pastoral Symphony appears in Walt Disney’s animation Fantasia, in the section featuring centaurs and ‘centaurettes’ along with other characters from classical mythology.
Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral): 4th movement
- Rossini, The Thieving Magpie: Overture (10mins)
- Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (30mins)
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) (40mins)