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Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Full) [TOP]

Alas, neither of these colorful tales appear to have any factual basis. The nickname "Moonlight Sonata" was not actually given to the piece by the composer; instead, Russian music writer Wilhelm von Lenz reported that an 1830s German music critic and romantic poet named (Heinrich Friedrich) Ludwig Rellstab was the first to describe the piece as relating to moonlight. Rellstab is reported to have referred to the sonata as "a boat visiting, by moonlight, the primitive landscapes of Vierwaldstättersee in Switzerland." And Giulietta Guicciardi, the dedicatee of the piece, herself debunked the rumor that she'd had an affair with Beethoven and the piece reminded him of her.

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Full)

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As you can see, this similar movement that was officially set for grade 6 uses a similar right hand triplet pattern to that in Moonlight Sonata. Its tempo is also Adagio, similar to the Adagio Sostenuto of the moonlight sonata. 041b061a72




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