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Alvarsgasse (Atzgersdorf), 1954 named after the English harp virtuoso and composer Elias Parish Alvars (actually Eli Parish, 1804–1849). He set standards in the development of modern playing technique on the harp and composed works for this instrument. In 1836 he moved to Vienna, where he became friends with Carl Czerny and studied composition with Simon Sechter. In Vienna he married his pupil Melanie Lewy (1823-1856), a sister of Richard Lewy. In 1846 he became acquainted with Felix Mendelssohn in Leipzig. In 1847 he was appointed Imperial Chamber Virtuoso in Vienna.