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The Cambridge companion to the string quartet

This Companion will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the genre, the context and significance of quartets as cultural phenomena, and the musical, technical and interpretative problems of chamber music performance. It will also enhance their experience of listening to quartets in l...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Stowell, Robin.
Format: Online Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series:Cambridge companions to music.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of 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.