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Beethovenfest

Beethoven: "Pastorale" Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

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.

Person playing the violin

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.

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