Ludwig (Luigi) van Beethoven: Sixth symphony
This page plays part of the of the Sixth Symphony of Luigi (as he
preferred to be called) van Beethoven. It is the well known part of the
first movement, the pastoral theme.
The organ is a virtual organ and is that of l'eglise St Madeleine in
Paris, France. Compare it with that of the St Anne's church in Moseley,
which is near Birmingham in the UK.
This Cavaille-Coll symphonic organ is
massive, and although the entire organ (53 stops in 4 manual divisions and
9 stops in the pedal division) has been modelled, in the virtual organ
the stops are not directly controllable, but are instead selected by
three combination pistons on each of two manuals and two on the pedals.
Two couplers allow the pedal to be coupled with each manual. The sound
is heavily reverberant, as St Madeleine's has a reverberation time of about 8 second!
Parts of the piece features the
organ in tutti which requires a good sound system on your PC!
The arrangement is by the performer and is improvised.
Click on the Player controls to play the performance.