The two symphonies were written at the same time and premiered on the same evening—shortly before Christmas in 1808.
And while they are opposites in structure, pace and mood, both are full of the composer’s characteristic touches—two sides to the same coin.
In this hour, the surprising link between Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.
|Beethoven: 9 Symphonies [Symphony No. 6 & 8]||Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt||2/1-5||Teldec 2292-46452-2||022924645228|
|Beethoven: : 9 Symphonies (Symphony No. 2 & 5||Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt||3/5-8||Teldec 2292-46452-2||022924645228|