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Beethoven's name is known outside the professional music world. The brightest representative of Viennese classicism, he overcame to a great extent its conventions and opened up new development paths of music in the 19th century. Witness of the great upheavals - the Great French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars - he, like no other, reflected in his work paintings of the heroic struggle. The tragedy of his personal fate, combined with his genius giftedness and forceful character, determined the content of many of his works: from darkness to light, from despair and confusion in face of the blows of fortune to the victory of man’s inner forces.
Creation of the Symphony № 6 ("Pastoral") falls on the central period of Beethoven's creative life. This is the only of the nine symphonies written by Beethoven, which has not only a common name, but also headings for each part: the first “Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside”, the second “Scene by the brook”, the third “Merry gathering of country folk”, the fourth “Thunder, Storm”, and the fifth “Shepherd's song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm”. Here are not four parts, as it has been established long ago in the symphonic cycle, but five, which is connected precisely with the program: a dramatic picture of a thunderstorm is placed between the simple-minded village dance and the peaceful ending. Conductor - the Honored Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, a conductor of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre since 2012, one of the youngest conductors in the world Timur Zangiev. Soloist – the Winner of the Third Prize of the International Tchaikovsky Competition Alexei Melnikov.