24 SEP 2017 | SUN | 3:30PM
This event is part of the Complete Cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106, ‘Hammerklavier’
Opp. 90, 101 and 106 were composed during a period (1812-1818) when Beethoven was facing increasing deafness, an unrequited love, as well as a lawsuit over the custody of his nephew Karl. Such predicaments did not hinder him from developing a more sophisticated musical language, as can be seen in the complex form and increasingly contrapuntal texture of Op. 101 and the ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata (Op. 106). The unprecedented harmonic design of the latter supports its unpredictable emotional progression, exploding with grievous indignation at one time and lingering with sweet poignancy at another.
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
The University of Hong Kong
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- HKU Discounts: Students $50 | Staff 15% off (Valid HKU student / staff card required upon purchase at URBTIX outlets and entry to venue)
- Concession tickets are also available.
- Discounts cannot be combined.
- For ages 6+
- Approximately 1.5 hours with an intermission
- Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
- No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
- Programmes and artists are subject to change.