Guide to Chamber Music

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Courier Dover Publications, 2001 - Music - 461 pages
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Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music by 55 composers. For each, the author gives a brief biography, followed by discussions of the individual compositions both their historical and musical contexts and their salient features, including formal organization, content, and any extramusical associations. "No lover of chamber music should be without this Guide." John Barkham Reviews. Preface. Glossary.
  

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I also have and liked Berger's Guide to Choral Masterpieces. I find both books enjoyable and useful. The Guide to Chamber Music is organized alphabetically by composer. Chronologically it ranges from ... Read full review

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This is an authoritative guide to trios, quartets, quintets, et cetera, by composers from the Baroque Era to Contemporary music. The composers are arranged alphabetically, with sections assigned to ... Read full review

Contents

String Quartets Op 18 Nos 1 2 3
1
BARBER SAMUEL
3
BARTOX BELA
9
BEETHOVEN LUDWIG VAN
21
String Quartet in F Major Op 18 No 1
36
Septet in E Flat Major Op 20
42
STRAVINSKY IGOR
43
String Quartet in F Major Op 59 No 1
51
String Quartet in D Major Op 50 No
201
String Quartet in B Minor Op 64 No 2
207
String Quartet in C Major Op 74 No 1
213
HlNDEMTTH PAUL
231
IVES CHARLES
237
KIRCHNER LEON
243
LADERMAN EZRA
251
MENDELSSOHN FEUX
259

String Quartet in F Minor Op
57
String Quartet in B Flat Major Op 130
64
Gtosse Fuge Great Fugue Op 133
71
BERG ALBAN
75
BORODIN ALEXANDER
81
BRITTEN BENJAMIN
113
BRUCKNER ANTON
119
COPLAND AARON
131
CRUMB GEORGE
137
DANZI FRANZ
143
DRUCKMAN JACOB
151
FAURE GABRIEL
169
FRANCK CAR
175
GRIEG EDVARD
181
String Quartet in E Flat Major Op 9 No 2
189
String Quartet in A Major Op 20 No
195
MESSIAEN OLIVIER
277
NIELSEN CARL
323
POULENC FRANCIS
332
RAVEL MAURICE
343
REICHA ANTONIN
349
SCHOENBERG ARNOLD
357
SCHUBERT FRANZ
371
SCHULLER GUNTHER
393
SHOSTAKOVICH DMITRI
409
SIBELIUS JEAN
419
TCHAIKOVSKY PETER ILYICH
437
VIILALOBOS HEITOR
445
WEBERN ANTON
452
Glossary
459
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About the author (2001)

Melvin Berger is the author of many classic LRFOs, including Germs Make Me Sick!, Oil Spills! and Why I Cough, Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn, as well as other nonfiction on the Harper backlist. He lives in East Hampton, NY.

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