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Beethoven Moonlight Sonata Op.27 #2-(Czerny 54bpm) (Audio & Video copyright © 2006)




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Published on Oct 12, 2006

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Beethoven Sonata #14 Op.27#2-Adagio sostenuto
(Moonlight-Beethoven disliked titles that misrepresented his music but he never heard this title that was given after his death)

Beethoven's pupil Carl Czerny's comments on this movement. He supposedly studied this sonata with Beethoven.

The alla breve measure being indicated, the
whole must be played in moderate Andante time.
The prescribed pedal must be re-employed at each
note in the bass and the upper Part, which
must be delivered with rather more emphasis.
The semiquaver must be struck after the last
note of the triplet but, let it be well observed, the whole triplet accompaniment must proceed strictly legato and with perfect equality.In the 16th bar the C natural with particular expression. The bars 32 to 35 remarkably crescendo and also accelerando up to forte, which in bars 36 to 39 again decreases. In this forte, the shifting pedal is relinquished, which otherwise Beethoven was accustomed to employ throughout the whole piece. This movement is highly poetical, and therefore perfectly comprehensible to anyone. It is a night scene in which the voice of a complaining spirit is heard in the distance. Carl Czerny.

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Wilhelm Kempff performs this sonata at:

Anderson & Roe perform the Moonlight sonata
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