Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 14, Opus 27 No.2 “Mondschein”
In 1801 Beethoven composed the second Sonata quasi una fantasia from Opus 27, that his contemporaries named the Bower Sonata, while imagining it had been composed in the shade of a bower. The famous title “Moonlight” was given by the poet Ludwig Rallstab (who later wrote the librettos for several Lieder by Schubert) who saw in this sonata a night sail, in the moonlight, on the Four Cantons Lake.