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The string quartet : a history, with 82 music examples

Author: Paul Griffiths
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book follows the quartet from its origins in the middle of the 18th century up to the present day. A large percentage of the book concerns the classic period of the quartets and with the works of Haydn, probable inventor of the genre, of Mozart, of Schubert, of Beethoven; on the Romantic period -- Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak and Debussy -- finishing with the post-1914 era, Schoenberg, Bartok, Stravinsky and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Griffiths
ISBN: 050001311X 9780500013113
OCLC Number: 713277100
Notes: Includes index : bold figures indicate where a work is discussed in more detail.
Description: 240 pages : music ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Paul Griffiths.

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This book follows the quartet from its origins in the middle of the 18th century up to the present day. A large percentage of the book concerns the classic period of the quartets and with the works of Haydn, probable inventor of the genre, of Mozart, of Schubert, of Beethoven; on the Romantic period -- Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak and Debussy -- finishing with the post-1914 era, Schoenberg, Bartok, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. among others.

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