Quartets. Beethoven's str. qts. Nos. 7, 8, and 9, Op.59, Nos. 1, 2, and 3, in F major, E minor, and C major, comp. 1806 and so called because of ded. to Count Rasoumovsky, Russ. ambassador in Vienna, who was a keen qt. player. Each qt. contains a Russ. theme; in two cases these are folk‐tunes.