Play Along With The Classics

Beethoven's “Moonlight” Sonata – 1st & 3rd Movements

One of the best-known piano compositions of Ludwig van Beethoven, is his “Moonlight Sonata” (opus 27, number 2).

When “Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata” is mentioned, people almost always think of its slow, mysterious 1st movement. This movement is easy enough that intermediate-level piano students can play it.

But there are 2 other movements of that sonata, the most notable of which is its 'fast and furious' 3rd movement, which you seldom hear played, because of how difficult it is. But it's such an amazing, enjoyable piece of music, that it's what hooked my son on classical music.

Here, we give you a choice in playing along with the classics:

Moonlight Sonata – 1st Movement

The slow, reflective piece most people think of when they hear “Moonlight Sonata”. It's arranged as a Flute and Piano Duet. An intermediate-level musician can play it.

Moonlight Sonata – 3rd Movement

The fast and furious conclusion of the sonata, which amazes audiences, but requires an advanced performer. Where the KeyMusician Keyboard has the same fingering in every key-signature, an intermediate-level musician can play it (with a good amount of practice). It's arranged as a duet for Trumpet and Piano.

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