Piano Sonata No.5

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor

Op. 10/1

About this work...

Beethoven began the other two sonatas comprising the Op. 10 group in 1796, but may have started this work toward the end of 1795. Marked Allegro molto e con brio the first movement opens with a probing theme, based on a C minor chord, which introduces a questing, questioning mood, not unlike the opening of the "Patheti...