Berthold Tours

(1838—1897) composer and music editor

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(b Rotterdam, 1838; d London, 1897). Dutch-born violinist, teacher, organist, and music editor. Spent 2 years in Russia. Settled in London 1861, as orch. violinist, writer, and teacher. Org., Swiss Church, Holborn, 1862. Mus. adv. and ed. to Novello from 1878. Made pf. reduction of Beethoven's Mass in C, Mendelssohn's Elijah, etc. Wrote hymns and anthems, pf. pieces, and songs. Author of vn. primer.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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