Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi.
This piece is one of Beethoven's most popular compositions for the piano, and it was a popular favorite even in his own day. Beethoven wrote the Moonlight Sonata in his early thirties, and did so after he had finished with some commissioned work; there is no evidence that he was commissioned to write this sonata.
Where He Lived+FUN FACTS!!!!
Beethoven's funeral was just another example of how popular he was. On March 29, 1827, 20,000 people gathered in the streets, while soldiers contained the aching crowd. 9 priests glorified his body.
Map Of Vienna
This is a map of Vienna about 2 years before Beethoven made his first trip. This place was Europe's cultural center and became Beethoven's home.
Beethoven's temper was legendary. He threw hot water at a waiter, he swept candles off a piano during a poor performance, he may have even possibly hit a choirboy!
Map Of Vienna
Top 10 most popular music
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 'Eroica'
String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major
Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109
Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92
Coriolan Overture, Op.62
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
Violin Sonata No.9, Op.47 'Kreutzer Sonata'
Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op.80
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Vienna / Map / 1785 / Huber. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Dec 2015.
The funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) in Vienna March 2, 1827. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 10 Dec 2015.
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