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Inside Beethoven"s Quartets History, Performance, Interpretation by Lewis Lockwood

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830),
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Genres & Styles - Chamber,
  • Genres & Styles - Classical,
  • Musical Instruments - Strings,
  • Music / Classical,
  • 1770-1827.,
  • Analysis, appreciation,
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van,,
  • Quartets,,
  • String quartets,
  • strings

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11125213M
ISBN 100674028090
ISBN 109780674028098

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  Inside Beethoven’s Quartets illustrates how scholarly knowledge can inform a performance, as well as how performers’ interpretive choices can illuminate this sublime : Lewis Lockwood. The string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven, the signal achievement of "that noble genre," have rewarded the engagement of scholars, performers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. This book and its accompanying recording invite you to experience three of these profound and beautiful works of music from the inside, with a leading. Inside Beethoven's Quartets illustrates how scholarly knowledge can inform a performance, as well as how performers' interpretive choices can illuminate this sublime music.4/5(1).   Beethoven's string quartets have been baffling and enchanting academics, musicians, and listeners for almost two centuries. This in-depth guide to three of them combines the scholarship of Lewis Lockwood, one of the world's leading authorities on Beethoven, with the insights and experiences of the Juilliard String Quartet, brilliant and knowledgeable exponents of his work.4/5(3).

Book Description Beethoven's string quartets form one of the most intimate and revealing sections of his output, giving a full and varied picture of his musical by: Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the s to the s. He reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western classical music with his first book, Opera as Drama (), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (), including his studies on Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more. He was a professor at the University of Cited by:   "Inside Beethoven's Quartets" illustrates how scholarly knowledge can inform a performance, as well as how performers' interpretive choices can illuminate this sublime : Lockwood, Lewis, Smirnoff. Ludwig van Beethoven 's Op. 18, published in by T. Mollo et Comp in Vienna in two books of three quartets each, consisted of his first six string quartets: No. 12 in E♭ major, Op. , No. 13 in .

Overview. Prince Nikolai Galitzine commissioned the first three quartets (numb 13 and 15) and in a letter dated 9 November , offered to pay Beethoven "what you think proper" for the three works. Beethoven replied on 25 January with his price of 50 ducats for each opus. Beethoven composed these quartets in the seque 15, 13, 14, 16, simultaneously writing quartets 15 and Inside Beethoven’s Quartets illustrates how scholarly knowledge can inform a performance, as well as how performers’ interpretive choices can illuminate this sublime music. Preview this book» What. The Juilliard Quartet and renowned Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood have combined their talents to bring a new level of appreciation to Beethoven's string quartets. They analyze, discuss and perform first movements from three quartets, one from each of the three traditional groupings of early, middle and late quartets: the Op. 18, no. 1; Op. 59 5/5(2).   ”We do not understand music—it understands us.” This aphorism by Theodor W. Adorno expresses the quandary and the fascination many listeners have felt in approaching Beethoven's late quartets. No group of compositions occupies a more central position in chamber music, yet the meaning of these works continues to stimulate debate. William Kinderman's The String Quartets of Beethoven 1/5(1).