Master Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven: Movements I, II, and III
with Dejan Lazić
- Course Trailer
- Sample Lesson Free
- What You'll Learn
- Learn Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on piano with Dejan Lazić
- First Movement - Adagio
- First Movement performance
- Structure and pace of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
- Sound production
- Pedal and balancing the three main features
- Dynamics and technical challenges
- Second Movement - Allegretto
- Second Movement Performance
- Tempo: “Minuetto”, “Menuett”, or “Menuet”
- Articulation and D-flat vs C-sharp enharmonic modulation
- Third Movement - Presto agitato
- Third Movement performance
- Structure and practice techniques
- Alberti Bass (Accompaniment)
- Chords and Leaps
- Coda (Concluding section)
- Wrap up
- Well done!
Lesson plan (2h 4m)
Master how to play the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, including all three movements. Dive into the genius mind and turbulent world of Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably the defining figure in the history of Western classical music.
This classical piano course is taught by none other than master musician, Dejan Lazić. Dejan is a Croatian pianist who’s fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation. Dejan has been praised by Gramophone Magazine as “a brilliant pianist and a gifted musician full of ideas and able to project them persuasively”.
In this exciting masterclass of online classical piano lessons, Dejan will guide you through the musical complexities of all three movements of Beethoven’s masterpiece: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27 and No. 2; also known as The Moonlight Sonata.
With the help of Dejan, you will learn:
I: Adagio sostenuto
III: Presto agitato
Dejan will address various technical difficulties and stylistic challenges throughout the carefully curated course, to help you gain a deeper understanding of each movement and improve your own performance of the pieces.
Watch the sonata be brought to life as our interactive sheet music plays next to Dejan on screen. Use this to play alongside Dejan's rendition of the piece and you will be sure to master the Moonlight Sonata in no time. You can also check out our full range of online piano lessons to continue building your skills.
Produced in partnership with The Masterclass Media Foundation.
“What a gift to aspiring pianists. I have only just begun and may never tackle the third movement, but already there have been many important ‘take-aways’ that will stay with me – not only as I complete this piece – but for everything I tackle for the rest of my playing life. I couldn’t recommend the course more highly! Worth every penny!”Lori