The chamber arrangement of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony that the Australian Haydn Ensemble performs this month was made by W. Watts for the Philharmonic Society in London, we think, around 1809. Watts was the long term secretary of the Philharmonic Society and, according to the Philharmonic archives, was the most active of the members of the Society in arranging Beethoven’s music at the time.

Australian Haydn Ensemble The Australian Haydn Ensemble. Photo © Helen...

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