Published by the composer
While on a recent trip to Vienna, I travelled to locations where Beethoven was inspired to write his Sixth Symphony (the Pastoral). I thought to myself that one could see how all this beautiful nature would inspire such a wonderfully optimistic piece of music. But, I wondered what would have happened if one day, while he was on one of his walks, he came upon a path leading into the woods with a sign that proclaimed Do Not Enter written on it.
Being Beethoven, that probably would not have stopped him from entering. But this was not the kind of place that would inspire a work with the subtitle “Pastoral.” No, no no… this was a far darker and more mysterious landscape. One could only imagine what would have come from the Master’s pen had this been his inspiration. Now: it was mine.
Live recording coming soon