Beethoven 1st Movement from Piano Sonata no.8 in C Minor 'Pathetique'

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  • Beethoven: 1st Movement from Piano Sonata no.8 in C Minor 'Pathetique'
    • Performing
      • Piano
        • Many Fortepiano (similar to accents)
      • Very Expressive many dynamics
      • Sustaining Pedal
    • Tempo/ Rhythm Meter
      • Introduction is Grave (Very slow)
      • Dotted Rhythm in first bar
      • Very rapid notes (septuplets)
      • The main section is described as 'Allegro di molto e con brio' Meaning very fast with vigour
      • Staccato Crotchets
      • Continuous Quavers
    • Melody
      • Introduction is made up of a six note motif
      • Scalic passages
        • Descending chromatic scale at the end of intro
        • Ascending scale bar11
      • Arpeggios and Broken Chords
      • Mordents
      • Trills
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • C Minor
        • Modulates to Eb Major and F Minor
        • However also modulates to an unrelated key E Minor in the beginning
      • Chromatic Chords
      • Perfect Cadences
      • Circle of fifths
      • Diminished Sevenths
    • Structure
      • Sonata Form
      • Slow Introduction (1-10)
      • Exposition First Subject (11-50)
      • Second Subject (51-132)
      • Development (133-194)
      • Recapitulation (195-294)
      • Coda (295-310)
    • Texture
      • Introduction is homophonic
      • Monophonic in RH in development
      • Homophony in second subject

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