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The Beethoven quartet companion

Author: Robert Winter; Robert Martin
Publisher: California : University of California Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection offers Beethoven lovers detailed notes on the listening experience of each quartet and a range of more general perspectives.

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Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Winter; Robert Martin
ISBN: 0520204204 9780520204201
OCLC Number: 60191019
Description: 312 pages : 12 black and white photographs, 125 music examples
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Perspectives Beethoven Quartet Audiences: Actual, Potential, Ideal JOSEPH KERMAN Performing the Beethoven Quartets in Their First Century ROBERT WINTER Beethoven: Beyond Classicism MAYNARD SOLOMON The Patrons and Publics of the Quartets: Music, Culture, and Society in Beethoven's Vienna LEON BOTSTEIN The Quartets in Performance: A Player's Perspective ROBERT MARTIN Notes on the Quartets MICHAEL STEINBERG The Early Quartets String Quartet in F Major, after the Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 14 no. I String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 no. I String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 no. 2 String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18 no. 3 String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 no. 4 String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 no. 5 String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18 no. 6 The Middle Quartets String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 no. I String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 no. 2 String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 no. 3 String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, Quartett[o] serioso The Late Quartets String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127 String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130 String Quartet inC-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 Grosse Fuge for String Quartet, Op. I33 String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 Glossary Index
Responsibility: Robert Winter (Professor of Music, University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Robert Martin (Dean of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Philosophy and Music, Bard College, USA).


While the Beethoven string quartets are to chamber music what the plays of Shakespeare are to drama, even seasoned concertgoers can welcome guidance with these personal and sometimes enigmatic works.  Read more...


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