Beethoven most likely completed his 6th Symphony in early summer 1808. The work, called “Pastoral Symphony” by the composer himself, was given its first performance along with the 5th Symphony in Vienna in 1808. Both are frequently referred to as sibling works that complement one another. Based on the musical text of the Beethoven Complete Edition and provided with a new preface, this recently made edition represents the latest stage of Beethoven scholarship on this work. Thanks to this study score, the work is now available in a handy format and at an affordable price.