Cook’s Tours

Sunday 27 August @ 6.15PM FREE

Beethoven and the Piano Trio

Beethoven did not invent the piano trio. That honour falls to Haydn and Mozart, but it was Beethoven who stretched the form of the trio throughout his career and who left a legacy that challenged every composer who came after him. None of his piano trios is as ambitious as The Archduke, but does it also mark a remarkable friendship? That between the composer and his most celebrated pupil, the Archduke Rudolph.