Ludwig Von Beethoven (1750 – 1827) – Moonlight Sonata

The “moonlight sonata” might well be the composer’s most popular work, though it is only the first movement that garners that fame.  One generally thinks of the first movement as a romantic night piece, although it may well hold another darker mood. The last movement is a generally quiet perpetual motion work with moments of impassioned outburst; and the middle movement is a minuet and trio.