Composers have frequently found their inspiration to write great music based on having experienced a variety of scenes in Nature.
For some it was the Vienna Forrest; for others, it was a stream or a lake. Yet other composers wanted to use music to paint their experience of a majestic river.
Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Symphony number 6 which was devoted to many scenes: A storm, country folk dancing outdoors, and more.
I have a playlist for you with some examples:
- Gustav Mahler, in his Symphony #4, paints for us a scene from a meadow, where cows are grazing and the Bells around their necks are gently clanging sound.
- Richard Strauss created his “Alpensinfonie” to describe an ascent into a very high mountain in the Alps.
- Smetana described in a Tone Poem his experience of the Czech river, the Moldau.
- And Franz Schubert watched a fisherman, as he disturbed the beauty of a mountain stream by capturing a trout in the stream’s murky waters.
Here is my playlist for you that I call “Scenes from Nature”