clarinet in Bb and A part from Pathétique - Adagio cantabile, op. 13 No. 8, for clarinet in Bb and guitar

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Beethoven’s Pathetique still remains one of his most popular sonatas even 200 years after its composition.

Adagio cantabile The Adagio movement opens with the famous cantabile ("in a singing style") melody. This theme is played three times, interspersed with two modulating episodes: the first going from F minor to E flat major, the second from A flat minor to E major. With the final return of the main theme, the accompaniment becomes richer and takes on the triplet rhythm of the second episode. The brief coda’s stylistic diversity is arresting: four bars of Romantic transcendence followed by a strikingly conventional 18th-century close.


Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Publisher
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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