Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op. 13 (“Pathétique”)
Dedicated to Prince Lichnowsky, one of Beethoven’s most important patrons in Vienna.
Consists of three movements (Fast/Slow/Fast) – no scherzo
Demonstrates the turbulent, dramatic style associated with C minor in Beethoven’s music
Nickname came from the composer himself who called it a “Grande sonate pathétique.”