Moonlight Sonata 1st mov. (Slow Tempo) - L.v.Beethoven | Piano

Channel: Miguel Mota Pinto


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Piano Sonata No. 14 (Op. 27 No. 2) more known as Moonlight Sonata is one of the most famous piano pieces by Beethoven. It was completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to countess Giulietta Guicciardi. [Adapted from Wikipedia]

Here is my attempt to play the first movement of this masterpiece. I've chosen a very slow tempo but I have to admit I don't play this tempo always, sometimes I play it faster other times slower... Well slower than this maybe not! :P

To see how slow I've really played let's do some calculations. The piece has 69 measures with 4 times each measure. I've played it in approximately 8 and half minutes that corresponds to (8*60+30) = 510 seconds. Now if I do 510/(69*4) I get approximately 1.85 seconds per tempo. So in 60 seconds I have (60/1.85) = 32 bpm! It's really slow!

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Check out my 55 bpm version:

Some great performances by great pianists:
Glenn Gould (65 bpm):
Valentina Lisitsa (53 bpm):
Maria João Pires (52 bpm):
Wilhelm Kempff (49 bpm):
Arthur Rubinstein (45 bpm):
Vladimir Horowitz (44 bpm):
Elly Ney (37 bpm):

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