The Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major of Ludwig van Beethoven, the third of his Opus 30 set, was written between 1801 and 1802, published in May 1803, and dedicated to Czar Alexander I of Russia. It has three movements:
This sonata is characteristic of early/middle Beethoven in its solid sonata structure, just beginning to get adventurous in syncopation, with some extraordinary off beat sforzandi.
The work takes approximately 18 minutes to perform.
Famous recordings of the sonata include one by Fritz Kreisler with Sergei Rachmaninoff at the piano.
No. 1 in D major · No. 2 in A major · No. 3 in E flat major · No. 4 in A minor · No. 5 in F major (Spring) · No. 6 in A major · No. 7 in C minor · No. 8 in G major · No. 9 in A major (Kreutzer) · No. 10 in G major
Granados, E.GoyescasMonica Alianello
Beethoven, L. vanPiano Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique"Mike Alfera
Beethoven, L. vanSymphony No. 1 in C majorVienna Philharmonic
Beethoven, L. van15 Variations with Fugue "Eroica-Variationen"Katherine Chi
Beethoven, L. vanPiano Sonata No. 17 "Sturm-Sonate"Richard Anatone
Beethoven, L. vanOpera "Fidelio"NBC Symphony Orchestra