The Moonlight Sonata is one of my favorites, as it must be with millions of people worldwide. Countless millions, I am sure. For this is after all, one of the more popular compositions of Beethoven. Consisting of three movements of which the third movement is incredibly fast and ferocious, but it is the the first movement that has actually made this composition so popular. Do the three movements tell a story? Some people think so ...
And yes, another August Moon up there tonite. Not the same as last year, though, for much water has flowed down the Volga and the Ganga. And who knows what it would be like, the next ..
It is amazing that Beethoven was almost completely deaf in the last decade of his life but continued to compose pieces that have been characterized as masterpieces. Uncanny, and that's one of the reasons why he is regarded as a genius. I found a composition dedicated as an ode to Beethoven by Ernesto Cortazar, named as Beethoven's Silence, and this is truly haunting in its beauty, the kind of music that keeps one awake deep into the moonlit night
In every full moon
As in breathless spells,
Flow into my veins
Whisper into my soul
soft and light