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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It's called a Tierce de Picardie when you finish a minor piece with a major chord. Listen to practically anything in a minor key by Bach. It will almost always have it. (like the first movement of the double violin concerto) Many other famous composers do that too, and it normally sounds really good (like Chopin - Nocturne in C# minor). I've noticed that Beethoven never does it though.
It's also known as a Picardie Third but whatever (I only know this because I learned a John Thompson adaptation of Petite Russian Rhapsodies and this has it at the end)
Good work, again. Your transcriptions are probably the best on Musescore. One thing I have always wondered is how to have a note, like for example, in the first measure, there's an E and G-sharp in the right hand, but the stem extends down to the bass clef. How do you do that? I tried to see if I get the same effect doing cross-staff beaming, but that doesn't work.
Thank you very much, Jacob! The first thing you have to do to get such a result you are writing about, you have to do the cross-staff beaming as normal. After that, you double-click the beam, and you will have the option to move the beam. If you move the left square that appears, upwards or downwards, you will see that the beam will move upwards/downwards. Good luck with the result!
Great Job! But the audio seems a bit off. some of the notes seem to be in a different tempo from others. or a different time signature.
Well. Musescore isn't the best programme when it comes to transcribing and composing music so i wouldn't be surprised if it did sound a bit off. All the instruments sound very computerised too.
I did not have any problems trying to download the PDF file. If you still do not succeed, I recommend you to ask the admins for help.
now its ok i dont know what happend last night thy for sheet
Wonderful!!! I love this piece and am playing it for my concert. I couldn't find a better sheet music other than actual piano repertoire books! Thanks!
Really good job!! But I think I found a mistake: in measure 37, the last note should be B, instead of A.
Thank you very much for your correction, Carlos Benz! I am very grateful!
Firstly, thanks for posting this. Way too many 1st movments all over the internet. I am probably nowhere near as good a pianist as you and I don't have the score to hand but in Measure 51, should the first eight notes be F##, A#, F## instead of F##, A natural, F## ?
Thank you, underquark! I have thought about to edit this score, but haven't found my time. I have now edited it and thank you for helping me finding missplaced notes.
Thank you so much for uploading this. I realize how much time it must have taken to go through the sheet music and figure out all the notes. I would like to point out, however, that you have several mistakes throughout the sheet music (see example measure 13 left hand should have C# instead of C natural, this is just one of several). But thank you SO much for uploading this! I really appreciate it.
thx im playing this piace but not SO FAST.LOVE IT