Only Connect - T.S. Eliot <> Ludwig van Beethoven
How are these sitters connected?
by Patrick Heron
Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
T. S. Eliot based his most musical of poems, the ‘Four Quartets’, on Beethoven’s ground-breaking late quartets.
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