Celebrate Nature with Beethoven and Beautiful Landscapes

What better way to practice self-care than by celebrating nature? Enjoy the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 paired with scenes of landscapes from our collection and from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and photographer Paul Selvaggio. Let this celebration of spring inspire you to enjoy some fresh air today, in whatever way you safely can.

For the full recording, visit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Friday Night Concerts page.

Image credits (in order of appearance):

  • Robert S. Duncanson, American Landscape, 1852, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund, 2018.32
  • George Hetzel, Horseshoe Bend, before 1876, Carnegie Museum of Art, Richard M. Scaife American Painting Fund, 82.69
  • William Louis Sonntag, The Susquehanna Near Bald Eagle Mountain, 1864, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of George L. Armour, 69.45
  • George Inness, The Clouded Sun, 1891, Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchase, 99.9
  • Asher Brown Durand, Pastoral Landscape, ca. 1854–1861, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund, 2007.45
  • Martin B. Leisser, Scalp Level, 1875, Carnegie Museum of Art, Bequest of Robert S. Waters, 72.14.7
  • William C. Wall, Crossan Country Home on the Allegheny River (Near Verona), 1865, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Virginia Witherow Ahlbrandt, 1998.30
  • Joseph R. Woodwell, Cernay-La-Ville, No. 1, 1868, Carnegie Museum of Art, Bequest of Johanna K. W. Hailman, 59.5.23
  • George Hetzel, Forest Brook, 1894, Carnegie Museum of Art, Bequest of Robert S. Waters, 72.14.4
  • George Hetzel, Mountain Stream, 1888, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEldowney, Jr., 88.37
  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Early Spring Near Mantes, ca. 1855–1865, Carnegie Museum of Art, Acquired through the generosity of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Family, 66.19.3
  • George Hetzel, Corduroy Road, 1887, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of H. J. Heinz Company, 49.25.1
  • Martin B. Leisser, Mountain Stream, ca. 1907–1909, Carnegie Museum of Art, Bequest of Robert S. Waters, 72.14.6
  • Jasper Holman Lawman, Landscape, 1871, Carnegie Museum of Art, Bequest of Henry Lee Mason, Jr., 52.21.2
  • George Hetzel, Near Sawmill, Scalp Level, ca. 1877, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in memory of George and Lila B. Hetzel, 77.37.4
  • Asher Brown Durand, Pastoral Landscape, ca. 1854–1861, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund, 2007.45
  • Thomas Moran, Clearing in the Mountains, 1865, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund, 2014.16