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  • Recording Title

    Moonlight sonata : First movement

  • Other Title(s)

    • Sonatas, piano, no. 14, op. 27, no. 2, C# minor; arr. (Uniform title)
  • Musical group

    Vessella's Italian Band

  • Arranger

    Gus Gwentzel , Rob Stark

  • Composer

    Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Genre(s)

    Classical music

  • Category


  • Description


  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 31828

  • Matrix Number


  • Take Number

    Exact take not known.
    This selection derives from an unidentified take made between 1911 and 1914. See Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings for details about the master recording.

  • Place of Recording

    Camden, New Jersey

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    For part 2, see B-14319 .

    Issue data from John Bolig, primarily. EDVR legacy data noted five issues from take 1 and only 32426 from take 3. Gram. 2-072 from take 1 is open to question.

  • Related Takes

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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