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The Beethoven Quartet Society was a musical society established in 1845 in London, England dedicated to the String quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven. The society was established by Thomas Massa Alsager, 1779–1846. Its establishment was encouraged by Alsager's "Queen Square Select Society" and John Ella's Musical Union. The Beethoven Quartet Society was based at the Beethoven Rooms at 76 Harley Street, London. Concerts were given under the title Honour to Beethoven, and included works by other composers. One of its express aims was to study the late quartets from score. After Alsager's death in 1846 French cellist Scipion Rousselot directed the society. Violist Henry Hill, 1837–1856, undertook writing the programme notes. The society were the first to present a performance of the complete cycle of the Beethoven string quartets, running from April 21, 1845 and June 16, 1845, with Camillo Sivori, Prosper Sainton, Henry Hill and Scipion Rousselot.
Title: Honor to Beethoven. Complete Edition of the Quartetts, of L. von Beethoven (Four Volumes)
Edition: 1846 First Edition
Publisher: R. Cocks & Co. for Beethoven Quarttet Society of London: 1846
Book Condition: original paper covered boards, large format, some splitting to spine cloth, extremities worn, occasional foxing, condition of the Four Volumes ranges from Fair to Good, internal condition is near Very Good. A very scarce item indeed. Please contact us for more information and jpegs.
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Keywords: music classical beethoven quartets quartetts