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Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra


It is well known that in the first edition of the score of the Pastoral Symphony Beethoven wrote that the work is "more an expression of emotion than [sound] painting". It is possible that Beethoven found part of his inspiration in Justin Heinrich Knechat's composition A Musical Portrait of Nature, in which the composer attempts to illustrate the peaceful countryside, an unexpected storm and gratitude at the end of the storm.


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