The count, then prince Andrei Kyrillovich Razumovsky (in Ukrainian: Андрі́йКири́ловичРозумо́вський, Andriy Kyrylovych Rozumovskyi ) (* Hlukhiv, Ukraine, November 2nd 1752 - † Vienna, September 23rd 1836) was a Russian diplomat .
It is thanks to Ludwig van Beethoven that the name of Razumovsky remained famous. It was one of the first patrons of the type-setter and order placed to him, in 1806, of the three string quartets opus 59 of which it accepted the dedication and who bear his name today. Into two of these quartets Beethoven introduced Russian topics in homage to their silent partner. Razumovsky was also the brother-in-law of another patron of Beethoven, the prince Lobkowitz with whom it was made Co-dedicate the Fifth Symphony and the pastoral Symphonie in 1808. Large music lover, the count was made constitute in 1808 a private quartet whose Ignaz Schuppanzigh took the head at the sides of Weiss, Kraft and Sina.
String quartets “Razumovsky” of Beethoven: COp 59 n° 1, COp 59 n° 2 and COp 59 n° 3
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