Asked by: Kerri Johnston
Why did Beethoven write Pathétique?
8 in C Minor, Op. 13, sonata for piano and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven, published in 1799. Unlike most of the nicknames given to Beethoven’s works, Pathétique is believed to have been picked by the composer himself to convey the romantic and even sorrowful mood of the sonata.
Who did Beethoven write Pathétique for?
Prince Karl von Lichnowsky
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. Beethoven dedicated the work to his friend Prince Karl von Lichnowsky.
What grade is Beethoven’s Pathétique?
Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata as a whole work is Associate Diploma standard i.e. above grade 8 standard. It’s set on the syllabus repertoire lists for the Piano Performance ATCL, DipABRSM and ARCT Associate Diplomas, making it equivalent to the standard of a first year Music undergraduate student.