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Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music
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Here you can download or print Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the most important composers of all time.

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata History and Meaning

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is a universally recognized piece of music. Its history, meaning, and thesis are all in question but it is most likely based on a sonata by Mozart. The Moonlight Sonata is a lyrical piano sonata composed by Beethoven in 1801. 

The work's name comes from the repeated use of the word "moonlight" in the score, which was found in an 1838 edition and has been used since. The piece is a staple of piano repertoire and is usually taught to pianists as their first sonata.

Early theories on the moonlight sonata's meaning argued that it was about a young love. It is considered to be one of the most famous pieces in the piano repertoire.

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There are many interpretations to what the meaning of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is. One interpretation is that it's about a moonlit night. Another interpretation is that it's about love in a moonlit night. Yet another interpretation is that it's about loss of love. Another great work from Beethoven is Fur Elise.