Alban Berg described his Lyric Suite as a “small monument to a great love”. In it, the composer musically encoded his passion for the married Hanna Fuchs, interweaving the tonal equivalents of the initials of them both, creating a highly personal piece of programme music. Beethoven’s symphony known as the “Pastoral” is also programme music, in which he expresses his love for nature – with bird calls, the splashing of streams and thunderstorms. A joyful homage to country life, conducted by Daniel Harding to mark the Beethoven anniversary year.
Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in co-operation with Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Daniel Harding
3 Pieces from the Lyric Suite for string orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”