Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata


Who doesn’t know about Beethoven’s Piano Piece – Moonlight Sonata. I’m sure everyone has either heard about it knew about it as part of history’s past. As for me, this song has always been one of my favorites. I think, the first time I heard it was when I was watching The Ring 0, at that time.. Sadako was playing a piano piece on Moonlight Sonata.

The moment I listened to its tunes.. I was awed. I knew instantly that the song was special – I knew it was such a masterpiece. The song was literally..alive.

If you haven’t heard of this piano piece at all, allow me to do the honor for you to hear it… played by Tiffany Poon.

Some people say that this piano piece is just an abstract work of art by Beethoven but most books have mentioned that it was due to the fact that Beethoven fell in love with his 17 year old student, Countess Giulietta Guiccardi. They have 14 years age gap but despite that.. he still proposed to her. Some of these books have mentioned she only admired her as a teacher, some have mentioned that her father opposed the engagement because Beethoven’s did not rank high enough on the social ladder. Moonlight Sonata was said was a love letter to Countess Guilietta Guiccardi.

I actually tried again and again to study this piano piece. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really gifted as I had a hard time just reading the piece – I like listening to it though, lol. Sigh.. I bet the Exciting Casio Privia Px130 88-Key Digital Keyboard at Guitar Center would have been a good starting point for me to work on the piano piece. Up until now, I can still remember how I’ve bugged my mom time and time again to buy me one. She did, lol. I just wasn’t able to use it as much as I wasn’t good at playing it, lol.

25 Comments to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

  1. thanks for sharing the video…i watched and listened to the music early this morning and it gives me the chill..beautiful piece indeed! I wish I’ll know how to play the piano…good for you you already have a piano…all you need to do is more practice:)

  2. One of my favorite pieces… I was just listening to this a few days ago and swooning. It’s just such a beautiful composition in every way.

  3. What a pretty piece! She played it beautifully, thank you for sharing :)

  4. That’s a beautiful piece. Do you know where I can get the sheet music for it? Beethoven is my daughter’s favorite! She knows how to play Fur Elise and I a sure that she would like this too.

  5. This is such a classic and beautiful piece. I especially love how she performed it in the video. I love listening to classical music like this if I’m feeling stressed!

  6. She plays the piano excellently. Thanks for sharing the video. How I wish I have such talent as hers.

  7. I’ve heard it, I just didn’t know what it was called. That young lady plays it BEAUTIFULLY!!!

  8. I am not sure which if his pieces are my favorite – I love Beethoven. Thank you for starting my day out this way!

  9. Beethoven is awesome! I love Moonlight Sonata but can’t help thinking about that creepy movie everytime I hear it. O_O

  10. Gorgeous piece of music – I wish I was talented at music – I did play the guitar and violin as a child. x

  11. This has always been one of my favorite piano pieces. I’ve been in love with it since I was FIVE. Still love it. I tried to play it too; but can only do a few sections. My sister, however can play the entire thing and I love listening to her play it.

  12. This piece was one of my music class’s favorite when I had a classical music class a few years ago.

  13. This such a beautiful piece of music. I’m not musically inclined at all, but I definitely appreciate those who are. Thanks for sharing this wonderful video!

  14. I have always wanted to play the piano, but never really got the hang of it. I don’t think I could ever come close to playing that!

  15. This is one of my favorite pieces too, although I also like Fur Elise too.

  16. teresa mccluskey

    I love the way she plays this song! I think it is so beautiful! And a great deal of work to learn to play like that!

  17. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata really is a lovely piece. Even if you can’t play it exactly the way you want to, I say still play and enjoy it for yourself.

  18. This is such a beautiful piece. When my boys were babies I would play classical music like this during their bedtimes to soothe them.

  19. I really want my daughter to start taking piano lessons. I have a feeling she’d be really good at it, and I’d be so proud to hear her playing Beethoven!

  20. That is such a beautiful piece. I have heard it before, but did not know what it is called.

  21. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the piano. I think I will see about getting my children to start learning. I’d love them to play this piece for me some day!

  22. Music can be so moving and full of emotion. Beethoven’s being deaf sure didn’t stop him from over coming and doing.

  23. That is so pretty :) I’ve heard it many times and I will never get tired of it

  24. Thanks for sharing the video, she did a beautiful job.. awww made me relax a bit.. and it’s not easy to play a piano, so don’t beat yourself up over it.. you maybe could still take lessons..??

  25. Maria

    I loved that!! My daughter plays the piano but not as well just yet. Beautiful!

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