Piano Sonata no.14
Beethoven’s MOONLIGHT SONATA is surely one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for the piano.
In 1832, five years after Beethoven’s death, Rellstab (the poet, and music critic) likened the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne, hence its name, but the lighter second movement and the tempestuous finale are also well worth listening to!
OTHER PIECES COMPOSED BY BEETHOVEN
- 32 Piano Sonatas (including the Pathétique and the Appasionata)
- 10 Violin Sonatas (including the Spring and the Kreutzer sonatas)
- 9 Symphonies (including no. 3 – the Eroica and no.6 – the Pastoral)