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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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