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The Mrs. Dorothy Dyer Vanek Classic Series

José Luis Gomez, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, “Pastorale”

  • With the First, Beethoven boldly stakes his claim as the rightful heir to the classical symphonic tradition.
  • Although he rarely offered descriptions of his music, the picnics, thunderstorms and happy dancers that inspired “Pastorale” reveal Beethoven as a lover of nature.
  • He composed the Sixth Symphony simultaneously with the Fifth Symphony.