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The first movement of this instantly recognisable piano sonata starts off quietly to set a calm, delicate and slightly melancholic tone. As the emotions rise and fall, the intensity swells and diminishes gracefully. The Piano Sonata No. 14 op. 27 no. 2 in C sharp minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, completed in 1801, is also known as the Moonlight Sonata. Beethoven himself gave his work the nickname Sonata quasi una Fantasia ("... quasi a fantasy"). The term "Fantasia" refers to the unusual sequence of movements of the sonata. This explains the untypical tempos of the respective movements for the conventional sonata form. The work does not have a first (fast) movement in sonata form, which sonatas of this period usually contain. It begins with an Adagio, followed by a more lively Allegretto with Trio, followed by a fast, highly dramatic Finale, which has the structure of a sonata-form. What is striking here is that the tempo increases from movement to movement. Franz Liszt characterized the piece by describing the second movement as "a flower between two abysses".


Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.14, Opus 27 No.2 (Moonlight Sonata) - 1st movement - Completely Royalty Free Music

Relaxed, ambient piano track with occasional acoustic guitar notes and soft pads. Melancholic, tender, impressionistic, inviting. A time for quiet reflection. Semi-classical; reminescent of the works of Erik Satie and Brian Eno. Available is also an alternative version which cuts out the pads, leaving only the piano and guitar.


Ambient Singularity

Slow, ('Lent' in French), and free-flowing, this track evokes an almost daydream like state. This is the first of three works to be given the name Gnossienne name by Erik Satie to reflect this new style of composition.


Satie - Gnossienne No. 1 - Completely Royalty Free Music

The third in a series of highly expressive and free-flowing compositions by Satie is again at a slow pace like the first one. This gives the track a sombre and hypnotic quality. Creates an almost haunting atmosphere.


Satie - Gnossienne No. 3 - Completely Royalty Free Music

One of the most famous pieces of music for solo piano. Despite having the instruction, 'Lent et douloureux', (slow and painfully), this track is referred to for calm, relaxing and meditative purposes. Atmospheric and ambient.


Satie - Gymnopedie No.1 - Completely Royalty Free Music

Slow and grave, ('Lent et grave'), the third Gymnopedie is perhaps the most heartbreaking. The whole ambience is punctuated by mournful melodies that have become so popular in modern productions.


Satie - Gymnopedie No.3 - Completely Royalty Free Music

A beautiful and melancholic ambient piano track. A simple, nostalgic piano melody played with grace, finely balanced on top of a strange ambient background texture. Excellent for drama, film soundtrack work, or any sincere, thought provoking web site or film footage.


Hard to Say Goodbye (Piano Only mix)

Gymnopedie No.2 has an aura of sombreness about it. 'Lent et triste', (slow and sad), is the instruction to the player. Very atmospheric with a feeling of calm resignation. Huge amounts of space in the composition for thoughtful reflection.


Satie - Gymnopedie No.2 - Completely Royalty Free Music

The second Gnossienne has the instruction, 'avec ?tonnement', (with astonishment), to instruct the player to play slightly faster than the other two pieces. Still has lots of space and freedom of expression.


Satie - Gnossienne No. 2 - Completely Royalty Free Music

A beautiful and melancholic ambient piano track. A simple, nostalgic piano melody played with grace, finely balanced on top of a strange ambient background texture. Excellent for drama, film soundtrack work, or any sincere, thought provoking web site or film footage.


Hard To Say Goodbye
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