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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Depends how long you practice. If you have done piano for that long then you should be able to play it by the end of the month if you practice it two hours everyday.
I have also been playing for 7 years and now I am 13. I think maybe I can attempt to play this song too. You'd probably be able to do this. May I ask what kind of music you play and are you the Advanced Level yet?
with 7 years of playing you can play anything you want because there is nothing more to learn
That depends on how much you play. I have played piano for 10 years, however I still have lots to learn. I don't practice for 3 hours a day though. So, your statement is sometimes true.
My problem is I have very small hands, can barely stretch an octave on my right hand. My left hand is fine, I can stretch a whole black key octave.
On this song there isn't a way to compensate that, but try it out anyways.
I beg to differ. When it comes to music, no one is ever done learning.
Nobody is done learning new songs, but on a piano once you have played enough you are done learning new techniques, and how everything fits together and that's fact.
True but what i meant is that u dont need a teacher anymore u can play anything u want
Very true, there are always more pieces to attempt.
I have played piano for six years. I am going to learn this song. And I am only a kid.
Also: Playing 6 years is enough You can play anything you want But you gotta invest a lot of time cause this aint easy and I recommend you not to learn this but more famous songs
You know youre not the only kid playing the piano right?
I know but sometimes the truth isnt necessary
It most definitely is otherwise you don't get a grip on reality and that's dangerous to the development of intelligence.
Nice dude. I've played piano for 1 year and the best I can play is Bach's prelude in d minor. I am 13 years old.
Sure, anyone can learn the notes, but it can take decades of practice to develop the technique and musicality it requires to play this piece well. My suggestion is to begin with simpler classical pieces to develop your technique. Come back to this when you feel you are ready, and you will find that it will be much easier to play, as well as not being sloppy. As a concert pianist of over 25 years, I still struggle a bit with this one.
I agree. I can play the 1st movement, this is my next challenge
I love this song; It's fast and beautiful. But I have a problem: I get tired after to play this song! I don't know how I'm going to practice it if I can't take it.
I recommend you to play etudes of Czerny, that can help you to be less tired
WTF this is hard i want to learn it the problem is........... I played piano for 1 and a half year
WOW! Can you play that on piano? xD
Holy fuck, I so want to learn this. The problem is........ I have played the piano for 2 months...
That is actually why I want to learn this piece
So i want to start to play piano i am curently playing violin i am 13 years old and i am playong violin for 3 years and can i start playing a piano i just need some instructions like how to read piano notes i mean i know the basics but i want to learn it and is it to late for me to start playing a piano and if i start how long time i will be needing to master this 3rd movement by the way your sheet is amazing so what do you think is it to late?
its never too late. i learnt this song at 12, took me about 3 weeks maybe. and to hell with piano lessons im self taught apart from some videos i might watch on youtube. and i'm terrible at reading sheet music XD
@LokiFanGirl Its never to late to learn an instrument but the younger you start the better. And if you really want to learn this song it will probably take a 2-5 Years depending on how much you practice and if you take lessons it will help ALOT. Thats just my thoughts, Goodluck!
No, you are not late. I'm 14 years old and i started playing the piano a month ago and i can play 5th symphony and moonlight sonata first movement and others (but i learned to play the piano by myself) and actually it's never late to learn something what you love.
As a fourteen year old, i've learned piano for approximately 6 years, and i have picked this song for part of my repertoire for my Certificate of Merit Panel. If you really want to learn this song or any song of this difficulty, it is crucial to learn by a teacher. Even now, I have difficulty learning these songs and takes me several months to learn because I do not have much time to practice because of school and other obligations. Depending on where you live, the level standard might be different, but if you become a level close to 9 or 10 based on California Certificate of Merit, you should be ready to learn this piece. But I strongly encourage you to learn piano, for if you go at a pace similar to me, you will be able to learn a piece like this when you are 18-19.
dont listen to people who tell you to take piano lessons. as long as you know basic posture and make your own figuring smartly you are fine. Learn music theory first. Good luck!
thank you all on responding my question
Taking lessons, or having even any basic guide or mentor aiding you while learning piano is still very important, simply because you can teach yourself as a beginner for only a couple of months and screw your play style up completely by thinking everything you play is automatically correct. A lot of small important details can be missed without the observant eye of a teacher to catch them, which could lead into irreversible problems years later.
It is never too late to start learning an instrument! It might be hard, especially to a violin player, who only looks at the treble clef. Obviously you can read the treble clef notes, but you need to learn to learn bass clef to be able to play "good" music. This song is really hard, I've been playing for ten years and it's still a long song to learn. I would suggest finding easier songs on here, start very basic. You can play violin songs on the piano with just the right hand to start. Watch some YouTube at the very least to learn the keys and what notes go to them, and learn to read both bass and treble clef the same time. Practice easy scales and notes. It won't be easy to learn by yourself, and would be much better to take lessons, at the very least one or two. I can answer questions if you have them, but I'm not an expert and am still taking lessons myself.
Take piano lessons. Also If you are just starting piano, this will be way too hard for you. I can't play this, and I have been playing for almost 6 years.
It's not that hard though It's tiring tho. I been playing for 6 1/2 years also I'm 12
I agree... This is just insane... its abnormal this is just... nuclear.
As if you needed the sheet music...Kousei Arima *cries*