The Sound of Nature – Beethoven Worldwide: the Pastoral Project
DW Transtel | 2020
1 x 52 min / 1 x 45 min
In the year 2020, the world will be celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven loved nature, which was for him a place for relaxation, solitude and inspiration. His 6th Symphony, known as the “Pastoral”, is a musical portrayal of the relationship between Nature and humankind as a harmonious unit. But today, Nature is under threat: Man is in the process of destroying the environment and thereby the very basis of his existence. The Beethoven Pastoral Project invites musicians from all over the world to devise visions for a harmonic coexistence between man and the natural world and with a performance of the Pastoral Symphony, issue a powerful statement in favor of environmental protection and sustainable development – for a better world for millions of people!