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Friday, June 8, 2012
Let's Listen: Pastoral Symphony
This cut comes from the 1940 movie, Fantasia. If you have never seen Fantasia, you are in for a treat beyond words!!! I haven't found an iTunes link for you yet, but I'll keep trying! The movie features many animations, each characterizing a different classical piece, by a different composer. It is a musical & artistic masterpiece. People of all ages love Fantasia and watch it again and again. There are many fine performances of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, nicknamed Pastoral, but this provides a beautiful and truly unique introduction.
Gail McGaffigan, MM, Boston University College of Fine Arts