String quartets in Beethoven's Europe

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Academic Studies Press,, Boston, United States, p.275 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01135307, 18th century., 19th century., fast, String quartet, String quartet.


Includes bibliographical references and index.His Master's Voice? Ries, Reputation, and the String Quartet / Allan Badley -- The "Middle Period" String Quartets of Spohr and Beethoven / Nancy November -- Counterpoint without Anxiety? Andreas Romberg's String Quartets Op. 2, Dedicated to Haydn / W. Dean Sutcliffe -- On the Fugues in Anton Reicha's Quatuor Scientifique : Between Tradition and Innovation / Mai Koshikakezawa -- The Other "Razumovsky" Quartets : Franz Weiss's Op. 8 and the Formation of Vienna's Kennerpublikum / Mark Ferraguto -- Hyacinthe Jadin and the Sound of Revolution : Recovering French String Quartet Aesthetics in 1790s Paris / Callum Blackmore -- "One for the Rode" : The Contribution of Pierre Rode and the Quatuor Brillant to the Early Nineteenth-Century String Quartet / Sam Girling -- A Surprise to the Ears, an Amusement for the Eyes : Compositional Strategy and Audience Response to String Quartets ca. 1800 / Yoko Maruyama -- The Canonization of Beethoven's String Quartets in the Musikalisches Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1803 / Christian Speck."This book is the first detailed study of string quartets in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Europe. It brings together the work of nine scholars who explore little-studied aspects of this multi-faceted genre. Together, this book's chapters deal with compositional responses to Beethoven's string quartets and the prestige of the genre; varied compositional practices in string quartet writing, with a particular emphasis on texture and performance elements; and the reception of Beethoven's string quartets ca. 1800. They include discussion of quartets composed for the amateur and connoisseur markets in Beethoven's Europe; virtuosity, the French Violin School, and the quatuor brillant; the relationship between quartet composers and their audiences during Beethoven's era; and the cross-pollination of quartet styles in Europe's musical centers such as Vienna, Paris, and St. Petersburg"--