Paul Lewis, piano
Sonata no. 8 “Pathétique” in C minor, I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
From Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (2007)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Beethoven: Sonata no. 8 “Pathétique”
This Sonata was written in 1798 when Beethoven was 27, and named Grande Sonate pathétique by his publisher, who was impressed by it’s dramatic sonorities.
This is one of Beethoven most well-known and performed piece, and I just love Paul Lewis‘ mesmerizing rendition , his phrasing is intense, expressive and unique.