This facsimile of the first edition of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is sheet music, a superb quality complete facsimile of the first edition of the famous sonata as it appeared in the music shops in Beethoven’s own time. A very beautiful publication and a very authentic text. Separately published by Tecla.
It is one of the 28 items in the Tecla facsimile edition of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. You might like to buy it for its own sake, or you might perhaps like to have it to see what the first editions are like for a performer before deciding whether you would like to buy the whole set (I’m certain that they are absolutely fine for performers – go to the main Tecla page for these sonatas to read why!). Or see the first page of music free here.
William Kempff plays the first movement:
Piano sonata, op. 27 no. 2 (“Moonlight”) (Vienna, Cappi, 1802). 16 pages.
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