This spring our annual keyboard festival celebrates Beethoven in his 250th year.
Many RCM musicians will be performing his complete Piano Trios and assorted smaller works for solo keyboard and four hands.
In Beethoven’s lifetime, the amateur chamber ensemble market was booming and there was huge demand for new music to play at home. Indeed, the young composer’s first published works were a set of three piano trios –his op 1. He continued to write for the ensemble of piano, violin and cello throughout his career, with the mighty Archduke Trio from 1811 being perhaps the most well-loved.
Join us for this fascinating and stimulating day of works by one of the greatest musicians the world has known and follow his development through 45 years of composing for keyboard.
Drop in for a trio, or trifle away a few hours, soaking up an abundance of wonderful performances. Our doors will be open all day so come and go as you please!
Part of the RCM Keyboard Festival.