Beethoven / Wilhelm Backhaus, 1964: Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 – Moonlight (Complete)

Backhous Beethoven Moonlight Sonata / amazon

Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) performs Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 in C sharp minor. I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued on the Everest label, serial number 6128/2. The album was produced and distributed in 1965 to raise funds for the United Nations refugee program; the artists whose recordings were featured on the LP waived all royalties, according to the introductory section of the booklet that accompanies the discs.

Movement 1: Adagio sostenuto
Movement 2: Allegretto (5:35)
Movement 3: Presto agitato (7:54)

by davidhektzberg