Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Definition of Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata.  A name often, but foolishly, applied to Beethoven's sonata in C sharp, Op. 27, No. 2, composed in 1801.

Pronouncing Dictionary and Condensed Encyclopedia of Musical Terms, Instruments, Composers, and Important Works, by W.S.B. Mathews, Theodore Presser Pub., 1880, Addenda p. 79.

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