Beethoven, Dvořák, and Brahms
Faithful friends at the height of their careers, Brahms and Dvořák supported each other musically and personally. Famous for respecting only a handful of musicians, Brahms admired Dvořák’s gifts almost to the point of jealousy, and Dvořák benefitted from the wisdom of Brahms's advice on his compositions and career. And both looked over their shoulders at the towering figure of Beethoven, as they were expected to follow in his footsteps.
- Beethoven Trio in G major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 1 (1797-98)
- Dvořák Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 (1893)
- Brahms Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 (1860-61)