Moonlight Sonata Analysis

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When I think about classical art and Beethoven, numerous amounts of his beautiful music come to mind, as I am sure it happens to many others as well. I remember as a little girl my uncle, who I looked up to, would listen to the works of Beethoven. Being that of a young age I did not truly understand, but knew I loved it. For me, one of my personal favorites is Moonlight sonata. Moonlight Sonata was one of Beethoven’s most popular piano compositions. I well explain in this essay how Moonlight sonata reflects Beethoven and how this piece exemplifies the era it was created.
Who is Beethoven? Where does one begin, when describing such an influential figure in the history of classical music? I will first start with this, his full name is Ludwig
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Its original title is “Quasi Una Fantasia” the title Moonlight Sonata was coined by a German music critic some years after Beethoven’s death. He dedicated this piece to a young women named Countess G. Guicciardi. Countess was one of Beethoven’s students and loves. It is said he wanted to marry the countess as did she, but social class and her father would forbid such a pair. This piece drives of sadness, pain, anger and depression like a rollercoaster in his life. This is quite fitting given the state of Beethoven at the time he wrote it. By this time he was already deaf and he was still struggling to come to terms with it. He bared the demise of a love for reasons other than their own. It is also said, at this time he lost his friend Don Juan which left Beethoven rightfully saddened and overwhelmed. Many tarnishing issues a young Beethoven to work through. Proving his depression, Moonlight Sonata was written a year before he wrote Heiligenstadt Testament, which chronicles Beethoven’s thoughts of suicide. This was originally intended to be given to his brother but was never sent out. Thankfully, he did not succumb to the extreme of these dark

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