The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas of Beethoven



The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas of Beethoven
The Thirty Two
Piano Sonatas of Beethoven
A Fundraising Project
for the Benefit of
Mountain View
“Don’t only practice your art, but force your
way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can
raise men to the divine.”
Ludwig van Beethoven brings to mind the monumental.
A man who conquered life and all its obstacles to create
some of the greatest music ever written. A man who has
come to symbolize hope and strength for all humankind.
I am a believer in giving gifts, and I am convinced that
Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas are a gift many of
us have never had the experience of sharing, hearing live,
or performing. Performances of the complete Beethoven
sonatas are very rare—few pianists have the time or
the inclination to tackle such a monumental journey.
Ten years ago Charles performed the cycle in Calgary
for the first time. Ten years between Beethoven piano
sonata cycles is too long, and I found myself with a wish
list. That wish list included hearing the Beethoven piano
sonatas in concert once again.
This cycle also serves to fulfill another purpose.
It is a chance for both of us, Charles and myself, as
Artistic Directors of Mountain View, to give back to our
audience. All the funds raised from these nine concerts
will go directly towards the International Festival of Song
and Chamber Music Society and help continue to fund
our mandate—to showcase talented young musicians
in concerts, master classes and recitals. I hope you
enjoy these upcoming months of Beethoven—in his
own words, “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into
the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind
but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
The International Festival of Song and
Chamber Music Society is a non-profit charitable
organization with the registration number
89042 1597 RR0001.
The Mountain View International Festival
of Song and Chamber Music Society is
dedicated to providing opportunities for young
professional classical musicians. Our mandate
is to provide concert experience as well as
training completion at the highest level.
performed by
Charles Foreman
Kathleen van Mourik
I have played Beethoven from San Diego,
California to New York City, New York,
and across Canada from British Columbia
to Ontario. Join me in this extraordinary
musical journey encompassing
Beethoven’s immense energy, humour,
and some of his most personal and
profound thoughts.
Charles Foreman
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The Thirty Two
Piano Sonatas
of Beethoven
(403) 240-4174 • [email protected]
A Nine Concert
Series from
February 28, 2015 —
May 28, 2016
Christ Church
3602 - 8 Street SW
8:00 pm
14-11-30 7:19 PM
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All concerts take place at
Christ Church, Elbow Park at 8:00 pm
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5.Saturday, November 21, 2015
•Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
•Sonata quasi una fantasia in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1
•Sonata No. 29 in Bb major (“Hammerklavier”),
Op. 106
Tickets purchased individually are
$30 for Adults, $20 for Students/Seniors
(All Nine Concerts in the Series)
1. Saturday, February 28, 2015
•Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
•Sonata No. 15 in D major (“Pastoral”), Op. 28
•Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
•Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
2.Saturday, April 25, 2015
•Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
•Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2
•Andante Favori, WoO 57
•Sonata No. 21 in C major (“Waldstein”), Op. 53
6.Saturday, January 16, 2016
_____ # of Adult Passes x $200.00
_____ # of Student/Senior Passes x $130.00
•Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
•Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3
•Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
•Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major (“Les adieux”), Op. 81a
(Any Three Concerts in the Series)
_____ # of Adult Passes x $75.00
•Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
•Sonata No. 17 in D minor (“Tempest”),
Op. 31, No. 2
•Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79
•Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
4.Saturday, September 26, 2015
•Sonata No. 24 in F# major, Op. 78
•Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
•Sonata in D major, Op. 6
•Sonata No. 23 in F minor (“Appassionata”), Op. 57
7. Saturday, February 27, 2016
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Adults Seniors
•Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22
•Sonata quasi una fantasia in C-sharp minor
(“Moonlight”),Op. 27, No. 2
•Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
•Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
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@ $20
Saturday, February 28, 2015 ____________= $_____________
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Saturday, September 26, 2015____________= $_____________
Saturday, November 21, 2015 ____________= $_____________
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Saturday, February 27, 2016 ____________= $_____________
8.Saturday, April 16, 2016
•Sonata Pathétique (No. 8 in C minor), Op. 13
•Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1
•Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
•Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op, 110
Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more
9.Saturday, May 28, 2016
•Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
•Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major (“Funeral March”),
Op. 26
•Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
3. Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Mountain View International Festival of Song
2119 – 28 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 1K6
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