New Release by pianist Martin Roscoe features famous ‘Moonlight’ Sonata

We are delighted to announce the release of the much anticipated Volume 6 ‘Moonlight’ from Martin Roscoe’s complete Beethoven Sonata series.

Composed by a young Beethoven at the age of twelve, these early piano masterpieces perfectly illustrate the daringness and originality of the young composer.

Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, ‘Moonlight’ is the most famous work of Beethoven’s piano works.  Martin Roscoe notes how ground-breaking it is with the composer’s choice of key – C sharp minor was hardly ever used by composers, and secondly the opening with an Adagio slow triplet movement to produce a hypnotic calm while the funereal dotted rhythm of the main theme evokes the feeling of tragedy.  Producer Mike George adds that the F minor sonata is probably the most interesting and forward-thinking of Beethoven’s early sonatas.

For full details, see Volume 6 ‘ Moonlight’ (DXL 1166)

Other titles in Martin Roscoe’s Beethoven series are:

Volume 1 ‘Pathetique (DXL 1161)
Volume 2 ‘Waldstein’ (DXL 1162)
Volume 3 ‘The Final Trilogy’ (DXL 1163)
Volume 4 ‘Funeral March’ (DXL 1164)
Volume 5 ’In The Begining…(DXL 1165)

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