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Music from the North                    143
Some of these Russian tunes were excellently wrought on by Beethoven in his variations, in his
Razoumouffsky Quartets; other Northern tunes, by his pupil Ferdinand Ries : a composer who has been too much forgotten, perhaps, because he was Beet­hoven's pupil, but whose best works do not belong to Beethoven.
I must now take a glimpse at other northern districts, which have proved themselves abundant in materials of art; and not merely so, but as yielding products bearing a certain family likeness one to other—products that suggest the idea of snow statues—of Aurora Borealis—of yEolian harp

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