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Moonlight Sonata (ver. 1) by Beethoven - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is popularly known as the "Moonlight" Sonata (Mondscheinsonate in German). The work was completed in 1801 and rumored to be dedicated to his pupil, 17-year-old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom Beethoven was, or had been, in love. The name "Moonlight" Sonata derives from an 1832 description of the first movement by music critic Ludwig Rellstab, who compared it to moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne. (See also below.) Beethoven included the phrase "Quasi una fantasia" (Italian: Almost a fantasy) in the title partly because the sonata does not follow the traditional sonata pattern where the first movement is in regular sonata form, and where the three or four movements are arranged in a fast-slow-[fast]-fast sequence. The work is possibly the most familiar of all Beethoven's piano.    Download this sheet!
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Ludwig van Beethoven ; December 16; 1770 March 26; 1827) was a German composer and virtuoso pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music; and remains one of the most respected and influential composers of all time.Born in Bonn; then in the Electorate of Cologne (now in modern-day Germany); he moved to Vienna; Austria; in his early twenties and settled there; studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. Beethoven-s hearing gradually deteriorated beginning in his twenties; yet he continued to compose masterpieces; and to conduct and perform; even after he was completely deaf. The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is popularly known as the "Moonlight" Sonata (Mondscheinsonate in German). The work was completed in 1801 and rumored to be dedicated to his pupil, 17-year-old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom Beethoven was, or had been, in love. The name "Moonlight" Sonata derives from an 1832 description of the first movement by music critic Ludwig Rellstab, who.
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