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Sophie Weisse

Beethoven at Edinburgh.

Sophie Weisse (1851-1945) was the piano teacher of composer Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940), who became Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh. Her influence over Tovey was considerable and she maintained a close relationship with him from his childhood until his death.

Her collection of some 600 books and scores relating to Beethoven was purchased in 1948.

The collection is not catalogued, but has recently been reassembled as a prelude to listing.