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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathétique")

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    • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Editor: Jonathan Del Mar
    • Instrumentation: Piano
    • ISMN: 979-000654205-5
    • Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 29
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    This Sonata in C minor was Beethoven's first large work in this genre and a prime example of the late 18th century sonata. To this day it remains a source of fascination with its ardent pathos and emotional coherence. While first sketches probably date back to 1796, Beethoven did not complete the sonata until 1798/99, shortly after his String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 from 1797/98. He published the work in December 1799 in Vienna.