Dubbed the "Pastorale," Beethoven's Sixth Symphony in F Major premiered in 1808 in Vienna. The work is a picturesque tribute to the life-giving power of nature, a theme central to the Russian music tradition.
The symphony depicts both the beauties and struggles of nature
Under the direction of Sergei Stadler, the Anton-Rubinstein-Orchestra from the St. Petersburg Conservatory performed the symphony as part of the 2008 Beethovenfest in Bonn.
The young orchestra's concert was made possible by the sponsorship of Deutsche Welle.