An analysis of the first movement of one of Beethoven’s most popular sonatas, the Moonlight Sonata, by a chemical engineering major who is a relative outsider to music. Analysis proceeds systematically: line by line and stanza by stanza. The goal of this analysis is elucidation of Beethoven’s methods for producing the atmosphere of haunting desire which pervades the piece.
Lynch, Andrew L.
"Writing Moonlight: An Analysis of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Opus 27 No. 2 in C Sharp Minor,"
Vol. 6, Article 8.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kaleidoscope/vol6/iss1/8