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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Is it just me or does this totally sound like video game music?
Haha now that you mention it, it totally does!
ooooooooohhhh. here we go. i've just learned the first 8 measures today(not full tempo of course but it's very close) and have been thinking... Should i learn this whole thing before i graduate and play it at graduation? i have been tasked with playing a song or piece of my choosing on the piano on the grad stage... It sucksssssssss. My piano teacher says don't play something i dont need to. they wont remember anyways. But i want to make them remember FOREVER
Random stranger on the internet here, DO IT!! Edit: Random stranger who apparently signed in with facebook, so not really...
Bro, that will be the best song to play. It shows you've got talent. Go for the gold!
Do it yo!!! They’re gonna remember this piece forever!! All u need is to practice hard!
One question, does anybody know how to play the trills like the one in measure 30? I can pretty much play it normally, but I've never figured out the notes for the trills :\
just alternate between the chord shown (#A4 & #A5) and the corresponding chord upwards, closest in the key (B4 & B5). Do this very fast, like 32nd notes.
Same question. I don't have much of a formal musical background so I don't know how to do trills with more than one note. Do I only trill the upper note? Do I trill them both? If so, how?
Nice, but at every spot with the arpeggios, try making both staffs in bass clef. That makes it less confusing imo.
Am Also Joining A Concert... AM Playing Moonlight Sonata And Fur Elise... Same As PianoKid11 Said..
I'm going to be using this for my entry to the Arts high school I want to get into. Thanks!
Best of luck! Please ensure that you do not learn incorrect notes.
love this song! still working on it :)
In measures 163-166 you can use the arpeggio line (the wiggly vertical line) instead of 32-th notes in the arpeggio folder
Thank you very much for your recommendation! I have decided that I will keep it as is because Beethoven himself composed it that way (I endorse you to look at page 27 from his own manuscript: http://imslp.nl/imglnks/usimg/0/07/IMSLP51037-PMLP01458-Op.27-2_Manuscript.pdf).
Wow ! Is it the original ?? You made a fantastic work to rewrite it !
Thank you very much! Yes, I think this is Beethoven's original manuscript. You are able to tell so just seeing how the clefs are drawn.
I still can't play that jump right before the exposition repeat. :(
You can just play the right-hand note with your left hand (:
did anyone could play it?? really love this song but i aint able to play it so far haha
yep I tried to play this but I failed rly badly :P
Time and effort, that’s all it takes...
Well it took me about a month to master this song
I'm trying to copy this into NoteFlight but I can't seem to merge a 'stems down' note with a 'stems up' note. Can you help me?
You really can't because unlike other music notation apps, Musescore is very advance in tools including the cross-staff notation (which is what you said), typing Unicode charaters in-app, etc etc etc.
A note--just because Beethoven didn't write pedal in DOESN'T MEAN HE DOESN'T WANT US TO USE IT! My two cents. Think about how nice that alberti section starting at Measure 21 would sound. I know I play it with pedal, to bring out the right hand melody. Nice work, though! This is my absolute favorite piece ... or one of them. Second to the Appassionata, third movement.
Has anybody seen a version of this that would have fingering numbers on it? Oh and well done ClassicMan, you are definitely doing God's work here.
Hey, to make a feeling of finality, use an E-sharp instead of an E.
But that doesn't make sense. Why would you want to make the last chords major instead of minor? It only makes it worse.
Chopin's revolutionary etude ends on a C major chord when the key is C minor and it still sounds good.
Thank you very much for your piece of advice! However, I did not compose this piece, so I am bound to follow the notation the composer made when he composed this.