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.