Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight")

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  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 979-050057416-3
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.9 inches
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The so-called Moonlight Sonata is probably the best known of all of Beethoven's piano sonatas. One might think all that can be said about this work has been said already, but this is not the case! This sonata shows problems in the surviving musical text, into which this new edition looks very meticulously. Is it a note-head or a staccato stroke in bar 159 of the 3rd movement? This and other questions are answered in the edition and reasonably explained in the Critical Notes.

Furthermore, the edition contains remarks of Beethoven's pupil Carl Czerny concerning the performance practice, which introduce us to the poetic way of thinking, among others, that is behind the work and provides an essential impetus to a highly imaginative interpretation.