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The Cambridge companion to the string quartet

Author: Robin Stowell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This survey of the string quartet by ten chamber music specialists focuses on four main areas: social and musical background to the genre's development; celebrated ensembles and their significance; and string quartet playing. It reviews aspects of contemporary and historical practice, including "mixed ensembles." Informative appendixes and a full chronology of the mainstream repertory complete this compact guide.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Stowell
ISBN: 052180194X 9780521801942 0521000424 9780521000420
OCLC Number: 51566522
Description: xv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The string quartet and society / Christina Bashford --
Developments in instruments, bows and accessories / Robin Stowell --
From chamber to concert hall ; The concert explosion and the age of recording / Tully Potter --
Playing quartets : a view from the inside / David Waterman --
Historical awareness in quartet performance / Simon Standage --
Extending the technical and expressive frontiers / Robin Stowell --
The origins of the quartet / David Wyn Jones --
Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries / W. Dean Sutcliffe --
Beethoven and the Viennese legacy / David Wyn Jones --
The Austro-Germanic quartet tradition in the nineteenth century / Stephen E. Hefling --
Traditional and progressive nineteenth-century trends : France, Italy, Great Britain and America / Robin Stowell --
Nineteenth-century national traditions and the string quartet / Jan Smaczny --
The string quartet in the twentieth century / Kenneth Gloag --
The string quartet as a foundation for larger ensembles / Colin Lawson.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Stowell.
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