Ludwig van Beethoven – ”Mondscheinsonate op.27“

ルートヴィヒ・ヴァン・ベートーヴェン  :「ムーンライトソナタop.27」



The first movement is tearfully resilient, even provocative in its unassertive and intimate humility.  But this childlike simplicity evaporates under the boneless robustness of presto agitato that follows.  This passage calls for absolute heights of pianistic craft.

Beethoven’s sonatas are sometimes referred to as the classical music’s “New Testament” (as opposed to Bach’s “Well-tempered Klavier”, or the “Old Testament”).  Interestingly, the Book of Revelation makes several references to the moon and, according to some interpretations, to moon eclipse.  Alas.  Tantalizing as this rabbit hole may be, the lunar moniker was only ascribed to this sonata posthumously.  What would the composer think?







Who wants to graze on silhouettes,

clothe the essence with borrowed deception or

hide behind hope with deceitful possessions?

Bared, I must see the truth


Friedrich Schiller: “The Poem of Life”

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