O Brother, were art thou?

Sadness. © Charles Thibo

Writing about Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor – is that a good idea? Probably not. All has been said about the sonata commonly known as the “Pathétique”, one of the most performed works of music history. You most likely know this work, you most certainly like it and you probably have your own ideas about it. What possibly could I tell you that would be of any relevance? Nothing. Unless…

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