The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet

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Robin Stowell, Jonathan Cross
Cambridge University Press, Nov 13, 2003 - Music - 373 pages
An accessible and authoritative survey of the string quartet by ten chambermusic specialists, this Companion's carefully structured chaptersfocus on four main areas: social and muical background to the genre'sdevelopment; celebrated ensembles and their significance; string quartetplaying, including aspects of contemporary and historical performingpractice; and the most important repertory, taking into account significant'mixed ensemble' works involving the string quartet. Informative appendixes,including a full chronology of the mainstream repertory, complete thiscompact, yet indispensable guide designed for string quartet enthusiasts,both amateur and professional.
 

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Contents

The string quartet and society
3
Developments in instruments bows and accessories
19
Celebrated ensembles
39
From chamber to concert hall
41
The concert explosion and the age of recording
60
Playing string quartets
95
Playing quartets a view from the inside
97
Historical awareness in quartet performance
127
Haydn Mozart and their contemporaries
185
Beethoven and the Viennese legacy
210
The AustroGermanic quartet tradition in the nineteenth century
228
Traditional and progressive nineteenthcentury trends France Italy Great Britain and America
250
Nineteenthcentury national traditions and the string quartet
266
The string quartet in the twentieth century
288
The string quartet as a foundation for larger ensembles
310
Notes
328

Extending the technical and expressive frontiers
149
The string quartet repertory
175
The origins of the quartet
177

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Robin Stowell is Professor and Head of Music at the University of Wales College of Cardiff and a professional violinist who has written extensively on stringed instruments and performance. He is author of Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (1985), Beethoven: Violin Concerto (1998) and The Early Violin and Viola (2001), editor of Performing Beethoven (1994), The Cambridge Companion to the Violin (1992), The Cambridge Companion to the Cello (1999) and co-author of The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction (1999), all published by Cambridge University Press.

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