HK Phil’s Beethoven 250th: why composer’s personal woes still resonate
  • Pianists Nobuyuki Tsujii, born blind, and Rachel Cheung, who overcame emotional hurdles, can relate to German who battled depression and increasing deafness
  • HK Phil, led by music director Jaap van Zweden, will perform Beethoven’s most notable works as part of concert series to mark his birth in 1770