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The Beethoven Quartets

The Beethoven Quartets

by Joseph Kerman
     
 

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A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets.
Beethoven's quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiration unsurpassed by any other composer. This brilliant survey, by one of America's leading musical scholars, has already achieved classic status.

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A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets.
Beethoven's quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiration unsurpassed by any other composer. This brilliant survey, by one of America's leading musical scholars, has already achieved classic status.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393009095
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1979
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
378,897
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the 1950s to the 2000s. He reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western classical music with his first book, Opera as Drama (1956), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), including his studies on Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more. He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department. He wrote Listen together with his wife, Vivian Kerman.

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