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Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet

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ISBN-10: 0521000424

ISBN-13: 9780521000420

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robin Stowell

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An authoritative survey of the string quartet by ten chamber music specialists, this text focuses on four main areas; social and musical background to the genre's development; celebrated ensembles and their significance; string quartet playing; and 'mixed ensemble' works involving the string quartet.
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.89" wide x 9.65" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Social Changes and Organological Developments
The string quartet and society
Developments in instruments, bows and accessories
Celebrated Ensembles
From chamber to concert hall
The concert explosion and the age of recording
Playing String Quartets
Playing quartets: a view from the inside
Historical awareness in quartet performance
Extending the technical and expressive frontiers
The String Quartet Repertory
The origins of the quartet
The Classical style: Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries
Beethoven and the Viennese legacy
The Austro-Germanic quartet tradition in the nineteenth century
Traditional and progressive nineteenth-century trends: France, Italy, Great Britain and America
Nineteenth-century national traditions and the string quartet
The string quartet in the twentieth century
The string quartet as a foundation for larger ensembles