Only Connect - T.S. Eliot <> Ludwig van Beethoven

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T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

Ludwig van Beethoven, by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after  Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, (1823) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(1823)
NPG D13759

The connection
T. S. Eliot based his most musical of poems, the ‘Four Quartets’, on Beethoven’s ground-breaking late quartets.

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NPG 5919 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Barbara Hepworth

NPG P438 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Herbert Wells

NPG x25925 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Igor Stravinsky

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Michael Tippett


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