BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES Nos 6 ‘Pastoral’ '>Thursday 5 March 2020 EDINBURGH Usher Hall – 7.30pm
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 ‘Pastoral’ (39’)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 7 (36’)
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Conductor
Beethoven was a city dweller, a superstar in Vienna — where he was often acknowledged as the greatest composer in the world. However, it was the countryside that really set his troubled soul on fire, and his Sixth Symphony – originally titled ‘Recollections of Country Life’ – is an emphatic homage to the wonder and beauty of nature.
The stirring melody and pulsating rhythm of its Allegretto movement –made famous in Colin Firth’s dramatic address in The King’s Speech – is closely followed by an alarmingly exuberant finale!
SCO PLATFORM :6.45pm
Performance by pupils from St Mary’s Music School (Edinburgh)