For this year’s historically-informed course on the piano, Dr Cave will consider Beethoven’s background, and the music that he taught, in order to understand the composer’s pedagogy and style of playing. The repertoire will include Clementi’s sonatas and Cramer’s Lo Studio which he favoured for the technical improvement of his nephew; Beethoven’s Bagatelles and variations on English themes; and compositions by his pupils and select contemporaries, whose works were well-known in late Georgian Britain. The repertoire list will be available upon application. An English square by Broadwood, a maker Beethoven admired, will be available for this friendly, practical, and informative course.

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 18/283