2nd movement Moonlight Sonata arrangement

An arrangement by Matthias Hunter

The second movement is a relatively conventional scherzo and trio, a moment of relative calm written in D♭ major, the more easily notated enharmonic equivalent of C♯ major, the parallel major of the first movement's key, C♯ minor. Franz Liszt is said to have described the second movement as "a flower between two chasms". The slight majority of the movement is in piano, but a handful of sforzandos and forte-pianos helps to maintain the movement's cheerful disposition
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