Symphony No. 6 - Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: Mo Willems | With Gianandrea Noseda of the NSO
APPROX. 39 MINUTES
60¼" x 40¼"
Mixed media on paper
The sixth, known as the Pastoral, is Ludwig’s least abstract symphonic work. Meant to symbolize the restorative delights of a visit to the country, each movement represents a sound picture (a road leading from city to village, a babbling brook, locals dancing, a storm, dawn). This is the first abstraction to incorporate pencil, an essential tool for sketching ideas when artists and composers leave the studio for the country.
Artwork © Mo Willems