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Pastoral Symphony, The

noun, French La Symphonie Pastorale
1.
the Symphony No. 6 in F major (1807–08) by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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  • It opens with a pastoral symphony of a very melodious character.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • He modulated into the pastoral symphony, still looking in her eyes.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • For a time a distant cuckoo was very perceptible, like a landmark looming up over a fog, like the cuckoo in the pastoral symphony.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • Exactly the same thing may be seen in the standing figure in the Louvre "pastoral symphony."

    Giorgione Herbert Cook
  • Such, in addition to its musical beauties, is the ethical lesson of the pastoral symphony.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • It was hardly necessary in the case of the pastoral symphony as it is comparatively easy of comprehension.

    Beethoven

    George Alexander Fischer
  • Beethoven has given the same contrast between storm and after-calm in the music of the pastoral symphony.

  • You will have no prophet's voice accompanied by that shepherd's pipe, and pastoral symphony.

  • It is only by a convention that the pastoral symphony is thought better art than Tarara-boom-deay.

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham

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