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We’re thrilled to present you an a cappella version of the Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, this famous classical piece communicates a story without lyrics.
The name “Moonlight Sonata” is given by the German music critic and poet Ludwig Rellstab five years after Beethoven’s death, for that moonlight shining effect in the first movement. Beethoven himself call the piece “sonata quasi una fantasia” or “sonata in the manner of fantasy”.
This sonata consists of 3 movements, but here we sing only the first one, which is marked by its haunting melody in a slow tempo, adagio sustenuto. We humbly hope that our a cappella version is able to convey its timeless beauty and emotional depth.