Who is the composer of Moonlight Sonata ?
Ludwig van Beethoven is the composer of Moonlight Sonata. He composed in 1802.
Beethoven began to suffer from hearing loss in his late twenties and turned to composition. However, he composed his most admired works in the last 15 years of his life. Moonlight Sonata is a sonata he composed at the age of 31, after his hearing problems started. Beethoven completed the Moonlight Sonata in 1801 and was published the following year. Beethoven, whose hearing problem worsened at the age of 31, made the gala himself and dedicated the work to his student, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, for a short time.
In fact, Beethoven’s name for this sonata is “Quasi una Fantasia (Almost a fantasy)”. When the poet Lugwig Rellstab described music as “like a moonlight shining in the lake” in 1832, the work was named “Moonlight Sonata”. In other words, the work took the name Moonlight Sonata 31 years after it was written and 5 years after Beethoven died. This legend is very popular all over the world and has been accepted as such, while even the dates alone are quite a lie.