This is of course Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6th Symphony with the well-known epigraph of the manuscript “Pastoral Symphony, or Recollection of Country Life, which is more an expression of emotion than a descriptive painting”. Paired with some motifs from The Ruins of Athens and Cantata Op. 112, The Pastoral invokes Hellenic Antiquity, as a place of nostalgia and artistic perfection, from the pain of an endless desire to the bliss of the original light.
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ARTE France / MEZZO / TVPI
Gaëtan LOMENECH/Fabien MOGABURE/Isabelle AUDIGÉ/Norbert CORNE/Etienne MONIER
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