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Autographed postcard photograph to the famed Lige Quartet, including Henri Koch, Josef Beck, Jean Rogister and Lydie Rogister-Schor, Lige, 1928.

Rasse (1873-1955) studied violin with Eugene Ysye and composition and theory with Gustave Huberti. In 1896 he was awarded a first in violin performance and in 1899 won the Belgian Prix de Rome in Composition. In 1910 he was awarded a professorship in Harmony at the Brussels Conservatory. He also was the Director of the Ecole de Musique St. Josse-den Noode. In 1925 he was appointed Director of the Lige Conservatory. As a musician, he was noted as a violinist for his chamber music performances. He also conducted significantly at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. As a composer he was rather prolific, including two operas, a ballet, three symphonies, symphonic tone poems, tone poems for solo piano, clarinet and cello with orchestra, two string quartets, a piano quartet, works for solo instruments, as well as chanson. His composition style was late Romantic and his gorgeous first symphony, Symphonie Romantique (1901) can be heard on Youtube along with a number of his other works.

A rare composer autograph!

The Lige Quartet formed in 1924, included Koch (1st violin), Josef Beck (2nd violin), Jean Rogister (viola) and his wife Lydie Rogister-Schor (cello). They toured Europe and the United States very successfully. Each was on the faculty of the Lige Conservatory. Rogister for a time was the leader of the viola section of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski.

 

 

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