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Music reveiw - Pathetique Piano Sonata in c minor Op 13...

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Pathetique Piano Sonata in c minor Op. 13 Piece was dedicated to his friend Prince Karl von Lichnowsky, a big patron. The piece was named by the publisher, who was impressed by the sonata’s tragic sonorities. 1) Grave- Allegro di molto e con brio a. Very slow with solemnity, quickly with much vigor b. In sonata form 2) Adagio Cantabile a. In a singing style b. The theme is played three times c. Rich accompaniment with a triplet rhythm d. Coda is diverse 3) Rondo: Allegro a. 2/2 movement in c minor b. Theme strongly resembles the second theme of the allegro of the 1 st movement c. Common use of sforzandos create forceful effect Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) in Eb Major Op. 55 - 1790s French Revolution (Influenced by the Enlightenment) -Originally dedicated to Napoleon -Symbolized the hero’s journey - 1 st movement birth of the hero -2 nd movement Hero dies 1) Allegro con brio a. Sonata-allegro form b. In the middle of development, there is a fugue (Used for dramatic purposes) c. The weird horn solo 2) Marcia Funebre: Adagio Assai a. Funeral march
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