Good morning! (Or hello if you're reading this at another time of day!),

I've gone back into the archives today for the first 'Piece + Quiet' of the new week, to a piece written in 1801; Beethoven's deeply moving Moonlight Sonata, or to give it, it's full name - Piano Sonata No. 14 Op. 27, No. 2, I Adagio sostenuto.

A bit of music trivia for you; The name Moonlight Sonata originates from remarks made by the German music critic and poet Ludwig Rellstab. In 1832 (five years after Beethoven's death), Rellstab likened the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne. Within ten years the name "Moonlight Sonata" ("Mondscheinsonate" in German) was being used on English and German publications and by the end of the nineteenth century the sonata was universally known by that name.

Hope you have a good week,

with love,
Samantha x
with love,