There are quite a few amazing performances of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata played on electric guitar.

This one is my favourite: Ludwig van Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata ( 3rd Movement ) Tina S Cover - YouTube, but there are other, older versions, all with a very similar arrangement.

Whose arrangement is it?

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Italian guitar virtuoso Michele "Dr.Viossy" Vioni, who seems to specialize in arrangements of classical pieces, claims on his website that he wrote this arrangement. Here's a video of him playing it:


According to https://www.vivaldimetalproject.com/copy-of-michael-angelo-batio:

Michele is well known and appreciated for his amazing guitar arrangements of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Paganini’s 24th Caprice and Mozart’s Piano Sonata n°12".

Michele is Michele Vione, better known by his stage name "Dr. Viossy."


"Moonlight Sonata for Electric Guitar (Metal Version)" by Dr. Viossy.

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    Suppose that in a few years the other answer gets deleted and the linked web page in your question goes away, and then look at what will be left: the original question and a response: "According to an old website, Michele is well known … ." that doesn't answer the question. How is anyone supposed to know who "Michele" is? That quotation might have made a good addition to the existing answer, but it is hardly an answer in itself. Jun 7, 2020 at 15:22

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