“I am having trouble with the second movement, any tips?”

Frank S.

The second movement was once described by Liszt as “a flower between two chasms.”  It is, in contrast with the more sombre first movement and intense third, a much lighter and almost playful interlude. The rhythm is fairly straightforward and so it is really the pp stacatto parts that keep the feeling light and airy, despite adding in the lower line.

One Response to “Q&A : Moonlight Sonata”

  • Kate B:

    Only learn little parts. When you learned them play them over and over again until you can play it by heart. You don’t want to play the whole song making mistakes.

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