Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Pastoral Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 24, 2012

For this final Saturday of Beethoven Awareness Month, we spotlight the last movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.” Known as the “Shepherds Song: happy and thankful feelings after the storm,” this movement is especially fitting for Thanksgiving weekend.

In this segment from Walt Disney's classic "Fantasia," music from this symphony backdrops a mythological setting.


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About Beethoven Awareness Month

No composer impacted the course of Western music like Ludwig van Beethoven. The events of his life are the stuff of Romantic legend, his works permeate concert halls and he remains a cultural icon outside of classical music, turning up in movies, TV soundtracks, commercials and pop songs. Throughout November, WQXR celebrates Beethoven's work through concert broadcasts, multimedia projects, marathons and other features.