Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly
known as Sonata Pathétique, was written in 1798 when the composer was 27 years old, and was published in 1799.
The third movement is marked Rondo: Allegro (Quickly) and is a popular movement for advanced piano students.
Here is a performance by Daniel Barenboim recorded in Berlin in 2006.
The Rondo movement underwent a transformation into Beethoven Virus based on a 2008 MBC TV drama in Korea (베토벤 바이러스) .
Here is a recording of Diana Boncheva playing Beethoven Virus on violin.
And finally, here is a recording by the Korean American teenaged guitarist Sandra Bae.
What do you think of this transformation of a classical piano work into contemporary rock?