15 MAY 1852, Page 12

At the second meeting of the Quartet Association, on Wednesday,

much interest was excited among the amateurs by the performance of a quartet composed by Mr. G. A. Macfarren ; which was admirably executed by Messrs. Sainton, Cooper, Hill, and Piatti, and found quite worthy to be placed beside the works of the great German masters. This is the more remarkable as we do not know a single quartet by an English composer that has attracted any notice, or that has even been considered worth being printed. Our musicians are prevented from attempting this species of composition by finding no opportunities of obtaining a hearing; and we are glad that a society of the finest performers in London are now making it one of their objects to give such opportunities.