This is one of the great monuments of 19th century music.
IN 1808, Beethoven was a worried and frustrated man. He had battled his way through a life crisis brought on by the knowledge that, irreversibly, he was going deaf.
BEETHOVEN’S Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral Symphony, might seem an odd choice with which to launch a Building a Library series. Why not the revolutionary, boundary-busting Eroica: the Third Symphony?