A Thunderous Clash with the Low Pitches

“Moonlight Sonata” is a nickname given to a piece by Beethoven consisting of three movements. Typically, the term Moonlight Sonata is given to only the first movement of the piece. However, the entire Sonata functions as a cohesive whole that evokes powerful imagery of contemplative calm, followed by a serene walk and finishing with a […]

A Bagatelle with a Lilting Free Flowing Melody

“Für Elise” is a piece for solo piano written by Beethoven. The original manuscript was confirmed to have been written on April 27, 1810. However, the piece was not officially published until 1840. The title translates literally “For Elise” however, it is uncertain if that title has any significant meaning. Scholars have debated who Elise […]

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Do you know this much about Classical Music?

There are lots of things that most people still don’t  know about classical music. This article throws more light on them. Forms of classical music There are many forms of instrumentation that classical music has taken. The common forms which this type of music takes include: sonata, symphony, symphonic poem, etude, suite, polonaise, ballade, Opera […]