Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

  • Composed 1808
  • Dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz and Count Razumovsky
  • Composition and first performance dates same as the 5th symphony
  • Dedications same as 5th symphony
  • 5th and 6th written essentially at the same time
  • 6th is program music, with the program written by the composer
  • 5th is absolute music, no program

Timings for the Bernstein performance:

1 – Allegro Ma Non Troppo:     0:00
2 – Andante Molto Mosso 11:33
3 – Allegro 25:26
4 – Allegro
5 – Allegretto

Another performance, with these timings:

I.  Happy Arrival (0:00)

II.  By the Brook  (10:56)

III. Merrymaking (24:10)

IV.  Thunderstorm (29:21)

V.  Shepherd’s Song (32:22)

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