October 16 – rainy Wednesday

rainy Wednesday
Piano Sonata 8
the perfect sound track

After a slow, gray and rainy commute, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, or the Pathétique, was playing on the radio.

Wikipedia reports that Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique, was written in 1798 when the composer was 27 years old, and was published in 1799. It has remained one of his most celebrated compositions.

Although commonly thought to be one of the few works to be named by the composer himself, it was actually named Grande sonate pathétique by the publisher, who was impressed by the sonata’s tragic sonorities.

Wiktionary defines pathétique as (post-classical) full of pathos, affecting, pathetic.

Tragic sonorities full of pathos, affecting.

Wow!

Perfect for a rainy day in Georgia.

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