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Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2


By Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano - Early Advanced
"Moonlight". Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Stewart Gordon. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Sonata. Classical; Masterwork; Romantic. Book. 24 pages.

Item Number: AP.27903

ISBN 0739046802. Classical; Masterwork; Romantic.

Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor (Sonata quasi una fantasia), Op. 27, No. 2, is among the best loved and most frequently performed works of any composer. The nickname "moonlight" probably came from a poetic phrase used to describe the sonata in about 1832, four years after Beethoven's death. Dr. Stewart Gordon's editions of Beethoven's most popular piano sonatas provide the key to a stylistic performance. Thorough research of the earliest available sources has enabled Dr. Gordon to produce the most accurate reflection of the composer's intent. Each sonata contains helpful fingering suggestions and performance recommendations. Other editors' conclusions are noted where performance options are open to interpretation.

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  • October 17, 2007 Great Sonata - fair price

    This edition will be a treat for all the students who love playing this piece. It will give them and their teachers a real opportunity to explore interesting comments about different editions and ways to perform the music.

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