Sonata No. 14 in C

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Sonata No.14 in C#m (Moonlight Sonata)
Depeche Mode
Produced by
Recorded at
Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Puk Studios, Denmark
Length (mm:ss)
C♯ minor
February - July, 1987
Originally released
May 16, 1988
Played live
0 times *
Total live plays
0 times *

'Sonata no. 14 in C♯m' is a recording of Alan Wilder performing Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor, popularly known as the 'Moonlight Sonata' by Ludwig van Beethoven. Wilder's performance was included as a B-side on the 'Little 15' single on May 16, 1988. The recording is notable in that Wilder makes several minor mistakes throughout the piece.


Alan Wilder performed Beethoven's 'Sonata No. 14 in C#m' (The Moonlight Sonata) on the 'Little 15' single but he told Release magazine in 1997 that it was actually Martin Gore's idea to record it.

Dates where Sonata No. 14 in C was played

Sonata No. 14 in C has never been played live.

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