Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto

~ Recording by Vladimir Ashkenazy

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack artistRelease titleRelease artistRelease group typeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.1Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27, No.2, "Moonlight" (adagio sostenuto)6:07Ludwig van BeethovenSonatas: No. 14 Op. 27 No. 2 / Op. 57 / Op.13Beethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum
London Classics (“LONDON” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for US/CA releases only)4102602
1.6Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight", op. 27 no. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto6:06Ludwig van BeethovenLiebestraum: Romantic Piano MusicChopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Schumann, Brahms, SchubertAlbum + Compilation
London Classics (“LONDON” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for US/CA releases only)411 934-2
1.1Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:07Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonatas: "Moonlight" / "Pathétique" / "Appassionata"Beethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum
Decca Records410 260-2
1.1Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:10Ludwig van BeethovenPiano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)417 732-2
5.1Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:10Ludwig van BeethovenThe Piano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
Decca Records425 591-2, 425 592-2, 425 593-2, 425 594-2, 425 595-2, 425 596-2, 425 597-2, 425 598-2, 425 599-2, 425 600-2
1.1Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight Sonata": I. Adagio Sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenYour Hundred Best Piano Tunes IVVarious ArtistsAlbum
Decca Records436 857-2
5.1Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:10Ludwig van BeethovenThe Piano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
Decca Records443 706-2
4.2Sonate, op. 27 no. 2: Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenPianomaniaVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
London Records (UK, 1947–98)443 810-2
1.2Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto6:09Vladimir AshkenazyThe Essential BeethovenLudwig van BeethovenAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)443 756-2
1.1Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Ludwig van BeethovenFavourite Piano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1997-06-02
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)452 952-2
1.1Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:10Ludwig van BeethovenPiano SonatasVladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)466 210-2
1.4Sonata for Piano No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:12Ludwig van BeethovenEssential BeethovenLudwig van BeethovenAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)468 530-2
1.15Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenMovie AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)289 468 506-2
1.1Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Ludwig van BeethovenRomantic Piano AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum
  • GB2002-04-29
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)470 777-2, 470 778-2, 470 779-2
2.1Adagio sostenuto from "Moonlight" Sonata6:11Ludwig van BeethovenEvening AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US2002-07-16
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)289 470 780-2
2.1"Moonlight" Sonata: Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenEvening AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)470 780-2
1.1“Moonlight” Sonata: Adagio sostenuto6:08BeethovenRomantic Piano AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)289 470 777-2
1.1Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:07Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Sonatas: "Moonlight" / "Pathétique" / "Appassionata"Beethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum
1.2Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Ludwig van BeethovenEvery Classical Tune You'll Ever WantVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2006-05-05
1.2Moonlight Sonata, First movement - From Immortal Beloved6:08Ludwig van BeethovenEvery Classical Tune You'll Ever WantVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2006-09-05
Universal Records (UMG subsidiary, “RECORDS” must be a part of the logo; read annotation)4428656
4.1Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight Sonata": I. Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenUltimate Classical Piano: The Essential MasterpiecesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2006-11-14
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)475 8091
5.1Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:10Ludwig van BeethovenThe Piano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
  • CA2007-02-27
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)442 888-7
1.1Moonlight: I. Adagio sostenuto6:07Ludwig van BeethovenMoonlight Sonata / Pathétique Sonata / Appassionata SonataLudwig van Beethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum
  • GB2008-05-26
Classic FM (UK radio and label)CFM FW 007
1.2Sonata for Piano No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenClassic FM: Smooth Classics: The Ultimate CollectionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2008-10-27
UCJ (UK label of “Universal Classics & Jazz, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.”)
2.1Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenUltimate Classical Dreams: The Essential MasterpiecesVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2009-04-06
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)478 1484
1.1Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-Sharp minor, op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:09Ludwig van Beethoven101 PianoVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2012-03-05
Decca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)4783683
1.66Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": 1. Adagio Sostenuto6:11Ludwig van BeethovenThe 101 Most Essential Classical Music Pieces EverVarious ArtistsAlbum
  • GB2012-12-10
Decca Records
1.4Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Vladimir AshkenazyColour Me ClassicalVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2016-06-24
17.5Piano Sonata no.14 in C sharp minor op.27 no.2 'Moonlight' - I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Ludwig van BeethovenComplete Solo RecordingsVladimir AshkenazyAlbum + Compilation
  • -2022-07-01
Decca Records4852409
1.18Moonlight Sonata6:07Ludwig van BeethovenDreams Of Love: The Ultimate Romantic Piano AlbumVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Decca Records466-097
1.1Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto6:08Ludwig van BeethovenFavourite Piano SonatasBeethoven; Vladimir AshkenazyAlbum + CompilationLondon Records (UK, 1947–98)452 952-2
1.2Moonlight Sonata6:09Ludwig van BeethovenMidnight AdagiosVarious ArtistsAlbum + CompilationDecca Classics (“DECCA” in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block; until 1999, for use outside of North America only)475 004-2
3.7Piano Sonata no. 14, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight"6:10Ludwig van BeethovenRelaxationVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation

Relationships

producer:James Walker (ballet/opera conductor, classical recordings producer for Decca) (in 1977-09)
piano:Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (in 1977-09)
balance engineer:John Dunkerley (engineer) (in 1977-09)
recorded at:All Saints’ Church (Petersham) in Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater London), England, United Kingdom (in 1977-09)
recording of:Sonata for Piano no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto (in 1977-09)

Sonata for Piano no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto

composer:Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer) (in 1801)
referred to in medleys:Hooked on Romance
part of:Sonata for Piano no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight” (movement) (order: 1)
is the basis for:Alegato contra las armas
Mephistopheles
Moonlight (The Piano Guys)
Moonlight and Madness
Moonlight Sonata (Huge Version)
Moonlight Sonata (Lighter Version) (Ros Stephen's version)
Overture
What Is Eternal
月光 (Mondscheinsonate+drumloops)
orchestrations:Moonlight Sonata (orch. Stokowski)
arrangements:Adagio from the Moonlight Sonata, op. 27 no. 2 (for organ, Best)
Sonata for Piano no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto (catch-all for arrangements)
music quoted in:Happy Birthday but 13 classical composers are fighting over the last slice of cake