Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
with commentary by Iván Fischer
Iván Fischer leads the Concertgebouworkest in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. You can watch the performance with or without Iván Fischer’s commentary, or with reactions from Alexei Ogrintchouk and Kersten McCall.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, nicknamed ‘Pastoral’, is about the power and beauty of nature. We are fortunate that Beethoven gave titles to the movements of his Sixth Symphony. For instance, we know that the third movement is about the people on the land and their folklore (therefore it should feel rustic) and the final movement is about gratitude after a storm. What makes the piece so special is that it is a relief from everyday life, an expedition and escape into the countryside or the woods.
Iván Fischer, conductor
Iván Fischer has been a welcome guest conductor with the Concertgebouworkest since 1987. Fischer’s way of working, which is as unusual as it is committed, and the musicians’ enthusiasm and virtuosity always result in very special performances. You can watch the performance of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony with or without Iván Fischer’s commentary, or with reactions from the musicians Alexei Ogrintchouk and Kersten McCall.