The String Quartet

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Thames and Hudson, 1985 - String quartet. - 240 pages
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Traces the origin and development of the string quartet, discusses its repertoire, and explains how modern composers have changed it

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Review: The String Quartet: A History

User Review  - Ken-ichi - Goodreads

This was referenced in a lecture on / performance of Dvorak's string quartets I attended. Not really sure I'll ever get to it, but thought I'd jot it down. Read full review

About the author (1985)

The author of numerous books on music, and for many years chief music critic on The Times, Paul Griffiths now writes regularly for The New Yorker. He is the author of Bartok (Master Musicians Series, J.M. Dent, 1984), Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of 20th-Century Music (1986), Stravinsky (Master
Musicians, 1992), and a contributor to The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera (1994).

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