Analysis Of ' Beethoven 's ' Moonlight '

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A composer many people know but do they really know Beethoven? When most people think of Beethoven they think of they think of this old guy who looked really crazy and who was deaf but they don’t know all the trials and tribulations he faced and how almost committed suicide. But through all of his struggle, Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote some of the best pieces of music in his time period. The name most people know is Moonlight Sonata but the Original name is “Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# Minor, Opus 27 No. 2”. (“Beethoven 's 'Moonlight ' Sonata”, pt.3). And the Original title for Moonlight Sonata is “Quasi Una Fantasia” meaning “Almost a Fantasy. (Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata”, pt.3). The Name Moonlight Sonata wasn’t given till after his death.” German Poet, and Music Critic Heinrich Friedich Ludwig Rellstab thought the song reminded him of the moonlight reflecting of the Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland so ever since then Moonlight Sonata has been the “Official Unofficial Name.”(Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata”, pt.4). As Wyatt says in Beethoven “Moonlight Sonata, “He wrote it for one of his students, 17 year old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, whom he feel in love with and wanted to marry but her parents forbade the marriage”. (Wyatt, 2)
The pure emotion Beethoven Puts in this piece just oozes Romanticism. Even though this piece is a Romantic Piece, it does not follow a typical Romantic form. It follows A Classical Sonata form mostly used in Classical Movement. This piece has…
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