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Only Connect - Ludwig van Beethoven <> Sir Michael Tippett

How are these sitters connected?

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

The connection
Composer Michael Tippett modelled his quartets on those of Beethoven. Tippett’s Fourth Quartet  is a reflection of T. S. Eliot’s set of poems, the ‘Four Quartets’.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

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