Pathétique. Moonlight. Appassionata. Hammerklavier. Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his first piano sonata at the age of 25 and his last at the age of 52, and together these 32 sonatas have been called “The New Testament” of music. Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record a complete set and since then this feat has been reached by Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Brendel, Claude Frank, Maurizio Pollini, and Claudio Arrau – twice! This week we’ll sample as many as we possibly can that captivate us in some special way, and we hope you will share in our wonder and amazement at Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.