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Piano Sonata No. 8 In C Minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: II. Adagio Cantabile

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a supremely inspired melody
an overall compositional virtuosity
a passionate atmosphere
a singing, mellifluous aesthetic
a subdued, expressive aesthetic
a bittersweet sentiment
an acclaimed work
a well-known composer
a Romantic-Era style
tonal harmony
a slow and stately tempo
a sonata

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Comments

nisrael2992
A bit fast, but still a great piece.
lkgrebnel
Wilhelm Kempff's touch is magic.
I love beethoven his music is calming and inspiring
jeff50603
The word pathetique in french means something that evokes a strong feeling of sadness. I consulted the Larousse French dictionary online. I suppose moving in the sense of moving of emotion would be close. But it is specifically related to feelings of sadness (tristesse).
old guys rock!
It's not. Pathétique means moving, according to wordreferenc e . c o m , which is consistently more reliable than google translate.
jbachm3962
nice, but why is it nicknamed "pathetic"?
jtmauney
This movement and the final movement of his 9th Symphony are, to my mind, the brackets which define the awesome range of Beethoven's genius. This piece is one of the great treasures of Western civilization .
suewatanabe
Makes me grateful that we are blessed to such beautiful music in this world.
This song is my high school alma mater.
hh8694_
exquisite
ednbobbie
Way back last November, I commented on this particular sonata beeing my favorite of all of Mr. Beethoven's pioano sonatas, but I failed to mention that this particular movement was my favorite PORTION of my favorite sonata. Keep it up Pandora! - Ed
My bride walked down the aisle to this. It's beautiful.
ednbobbie
Of all of Beethoven's piano sonatas (including the "Moonlight" & the "Apasionata" ) when all is said & done, I believe #8 in c minor is my overall favorite. Keep up the good work! Ed
I've always enjoyed the piano, although I myself play no instrument. I'm new to this type music; it is very beautiful.
melster110
simply beautiful song and performance. Reminds me of Pride and Prejudice movie piano scene and my childhood/te e n (a little less so) days of disciplined piano (and violin) practice.
cristina_wra y
It's my favorite!!!

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