Sonate No. 14, Moonlight 3rd Movement

Uploaded on Dec 21, 2011

Last Movement of Moonlight Sonata written by Ludwig van Beethoven. The stormy final movement (C♯ minor), in sonata form, is the weightiest of the three, reflecting an experiment of Beethoven's (also carried out in the companion sonata, Opus 27, No. 1 and later on in Opus 101) placement of the most important movement of the sonata last. The writing has many fast arpeggios and strongly accented notes, and an effective performance demands lively and skillful playing.

It is thought that the C♯ minor sonata, particularly the third movement, was the inspiration for Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu, which manifests the key relationships of the sonata's three movements.

Of the final movement, Charles Rosen has written "it is the most unbridled in its representation of emotion. Even today, two hundred years later, its ferocity is astonishing."

Beethoven's heavy use of sforzando notes, together with just a few strategically located fortissimo passages, creates the sense of a very powerful sound in spite of the predominance of piano markings throughout. Within this turbulent sonata-allegro, there are two main themes, with a variety of variation techniques utilized.

piano Classical Sonata c no 1 no. Fantasia minor sharp beethoven Movement moonlight op. una opus op 27 3rd moll C-sharp Sonate 14 ciss quasi

Pages 12
Duration 06:46
Measures 201
Key signature 4 sharps
Parts 1
Part names Piano
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I can actually play this. I started piano learning this by ear. 5 years later I can play this.
I'm 15 now starting piano again and Imma attempt this piece. From what I heard in the comments all you really need is practice so even if it takes 6 months lets do this!! Also thanks for all the piano music classic man; you're always the person I go to for sheet music
it'll take you years. believe me! But if you're determand enough, you will be able to
What does "x" means beside a note?
I don't get why I'm learning this stupid song but what the heck, its sounds nice and ive got all summer to do this
Why are you trying to learn the song if you find it stupid?
@Eric people sometimes feel this way about a song that is hard to play. Example: Me and Revelutionary Etude
In measure 1, how do you have 2 different rhythms in the same bar line and measure?
The upper set of sixteenth notes are played by the right hand and the lower set of eighth notes are played by the left hand.
The broken chords are played by the right hand
Finally fully learned this song, took me ages to get the 163-166 measures right! Thanks @ClassicMan
RF2006, that does make sense. Thank you!
jihamlee01, how can you play this at 4 years of piano? I have been playing the same amount of time, and I can only play Fur Elise level piano playing! How long do you practice and what is your technique? How can you play such a complicated masterpiece? I need to know! Thank you. (If you can actually play this, that is extremely impressive!)
Its not that hard if you have done a few bach pieces, mozart sonatas and Flight of the Bumblebee before since that is enough technicality for these kinda pieces. You just need some experience and you are good
Some people have played the piano for four years and practiced everyday for 3-6 hours. There are also people who have played the piano for four years and only practice every other day for an hour. And even if you only practice everyday 1-2 hours, by your 3rd year you can attempt this and you will be able to play it. It will take a long time learning it, 1-4 months depending on how long you practice everyday and at what complexity but learning this piece, believe me, you won't regret.
He's either lying or he means that his fingers are long enough to attemp the song because of the arpeggios. y (since he mentioned he is now 10 years old and used the word 'could'. Could implies that that he will be able to play the song, but not yet.)
Apparently it is possible for kids to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vN02Z-rc9s&ab_channel=pianopiano
So awesome As a piano player for 4 years, (kid - 10 years old) I could finally be able to play this!!!
Not sure I'm about your level, but I see I'm not Beethoven
I only played piano for a year but I was like top 3 in my class. I`m pretty sure i can`t attempt this without taking wayyy excessive time to learn it still. I`ve played Petit Chien and find Rondo Alla Turca easy so maybe i can try?
Romda alla turca is easier because it has a tact. Sadly the moonlight sonata soes not have a tact, notice the C like symbol after the treble cleff which indicates there isn‘t a tact or time signature as I believe they call it. (Sadly giving advice in english is hard because I learned all music in the language of german.)
That is absolutely wrong. The symbols next key signature are not called tact in english, they're called time signature (as you rightly noticed). A "C" is just another way of writing that it's in 4/4 (or for you: Vier Viertel Takt), called "common time". A crossed out C would be 2/2, called "cut-common time". Which means this piece is in 4/4. Rondo alla turca is much slower and MUCH easier from a technique standpoint. You'll also be hard pressed to find music without a time signature. Notice you can clap/stomp your feet/whatever to this piece, which means there HAS to be some underlying rhythmic structure. This is probably the case for pretty much every piece of music you have ever heard, I personally have never heard of the existence of music without a time signature.
I have been playing 8 months and I can play the first 74 measures at full speed. I am 15. If you have been playing a year I think you should definitely try because all you need is practice. About time... It has taken me 15 hours of practice to do the first 70 measures so if you think that isn't a lot go ahead and do it.
hey two people that think people care nice
Kind of true, but I think one of them was trying to give information on how long it took to play so other pianists have an idea how long it might take for them.
I get that. My interpretation was him bragging cause of the way he phrased it, since it's common on this site and everyone on Musescore can apparently play Chopin as an unborn fetus
True that! Alhough I've met a few unicellulars who could play Mozart...
Nice! It even keeps the double-sharps I have come to hate! Maybe I can practice fast notes?
Great job, you make it really easy for younger pianists looking for a challenge to find a song (not that I think I'm better than them). I mean, the fact you could transcribe an entire song with hundreds of notes with no sweat! Keep up the good work.
Young pianists shouldn't even be thinking about this piece. I've been studying for 10 years, never dared to pick this one up
Also that probably is ten years of not practicing enough and not trusting in yourself. I would recommend trying it out first before telling others that it is too hard.
Don't disourage them, I could play all measures of this in my fifth year as a pianist.
I have been playing piano 8 months and can play the first 70 measures at full speed so you have wasted 10 years of practice. I am 15
This song is AWESOME!!! I have played the piano for about 7 years now and I personally don't think I am too great! I never took it very seriously when I was in elementary school or in Junior high but now that I am in high school I take it seriously and I love the piano but I cannot find the time to practice with other things like sports, but this piece is definitely something I want to try one day! I have been taking lessons for all 7 years and I am probably stopping this year but I am still gonna play songs and keep working on it so I can play this piece one day easily! with me luck!!!
how long could we learn this song completely??
Depends completely on how good you are, how much you practice, and how much of a perfectionist you are, lol.
I have been learning piano for 7 years. Would this be a good piece for me to attempt?