The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge Companions to Music)

The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge Companions to Music)

Language: English

Pages: 392

ISBN: 0521000424

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This survey of the string quartet by ten chamber music specialists focuses on four main areas: social and musical background to the genre's development; celebrated ensembles and their significance; and string quartet playing. It reviews aspects of contemporary and historical practice, including "mixed ensembles." Informative appendixes and a full chronology of the mainstream repertory complete this compact guide.

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