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Beethoven 32

The School of Music and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) proudly present “Beethoven 32” (B32). This unique venture sets out to present the 32 piano sonatas written by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the most venerated composers in the history of Western music. The creation of this anthology covered the composer’s three distinctive periods over a span of almost 30 years from 1795 to 1822.

“Beethoven 32” features 32 pianists associated with the School of Music of HKAPA. It is a radio, TV, and online production. Radio 4 (FM 97.6 – 98.9) will broadcast the programme at 1:15pm from 1 December 2021, a sonata a day, concluding on New Year’s Day. TV programmes will be broadcast on RTHK TV31 at 1pm on Saturdays from 1 January 2022 to 26 March 2022. All programmes will be available on RTHK’s website for 12 months after broadcast.

For more details: RTHK Radio 4 / RTHK TV31

Details of the 32 Sonatas and pianists:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1 (Performer: Warren Lee)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2, No. 2 (Performer: Julie Kuok)

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2, No. 3 (Performer: Wan Yim)

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat, Op. 7, ‘Grand Sonata’ (Performer: Amy Sze)

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1 (Performer: Rhythmie Wong)

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F, Op. 10, No. 2 (Performer: John Lee)

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3 (Performer: Ling Hui)

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, 'Pathétique' (Performer: Hoi-leong Cheong)

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14, No. 1 (Performer: Helen Cha)

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14, No. 2 (Performer: Ning Zhao)

Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat, Op. 22 (Performer: Wai-yin Wong)

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat, Op. 26, ‘Funeral March’ (Performer: Xingji Piao)

Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 27, No. 1, ‘Sonata quasi una fantasia’ (Performer: Man-shan Yap)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, ‘Moonlight’ (Performer: Vivian Wai Cheng)

Piano Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28, 'Pastorale' (Performer: Lok-ting Chau)

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G, Op. 31, No. 1 (Performer: Lok-ping Chau)

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, ‘The Tempest’ (Performer: Raymond Young)

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat, Op. 31, No. 3 (Performer: Crystal Lam)

Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1 (Performer: Chun-shing Leung)

Piano Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49, No. 2 (Performer: Sihui Chen)

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53, ‘Waldstein’ (Performer: Mary Wu)

Piano Sonata No. 22 in F, Op. 54 (Performer: Karl Lo)

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, 'Appassionata' (Performer: Hok-chun Chung)

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp, Op. 78 (Performer: Zoie Tse)

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79 (Performer: Anson Wong)

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat, Op. 81a, ‘Les Adieux’ (Performer: Colleen Lee)

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 (Performer: Kinwai Shum)

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101 (Performer: Cheung-yu Mo)

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat, Op. 106, 'Hammerklavier' (Performer: KaJeng Wong)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109 (Performer: Hin-yat Tsang)

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op. 110 (Performer: Rachel Cheung)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 (Performer: Tao Chang)