Moonlight Sonata

I know I’ve posted a lot of videos of songs (more will show up before too long) lately, but I’ve had music on the brain a lot lately.

A few weeks ago, my parents went to a wedding at which the tables were named after famous piano pieces.
As an aside, I think naming tables instead of numbering them makes a lot of sense, and is a really cute way to put a bit of personality into a wedding. I’ve heard of tables named after Disney couples (for the couple who got engaged in Disneyland), famous scientists (for the couple who met on a Science college course) and now piano pieces (because the bride was an accomplished pianist). It’s cute. The scientists, incidentally, were my sister and brother-in-law. I think my table was Curie, but I’m not entirely sure. Shows how much attention I paid.

Anyways. This wedding my parents were at. Their table was named Moonlight Sonata. This is, I think, my favourite piano piece, like, ever. I don’t know what it is about it. It’s not like I have a particular grá for Beethoven or anything – in fact, I think a lot of his pieces are overplayed. But this one? This one absolutely gets into my brain. I adore it. I would practically marry anybody who played it for me on the spot. Even just the first movement.

Oh, Moonlight Sonata. I would kill to be able to play this piece. I downloaded the sheet music for the first movement once, but I just couldn’t do it. My fingers are too stupid to do different things at the same time.

Incidentally, I often get confused between Moonlight Sonata and Moonlight Serenade. I like Glenn Miller, quite a lot, but not with the same kind of rush of feelings as the Sonata. It’s just a word confusion thing.

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2 responses to “Moonlight Sonata

  1. jen

    did you know that glenn miller also composed a piece based off of Beethoven’s moonight sonata where the piano is still the original piece but he added more depth and deepness by writing parts for the sax trumpet trombone and clarinet. it is truly a wonderful piece. you should check it out.

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