qReading The Beethoven Quartet Companion made me want to listen to the quartets again from a new sociological as well as musical perspective. It is an invaluable guide not only for professional and amateur musicians but also for anyone who is curious about culture and wants to find out more.q--Yo-Yo Ma qThese essays are the most readable, useful, and well-informed commentary available today on these masterworks. Michael Steinberg's 'program notes' to each quartet, directed at once to the musical beginner and to the expert, are as eloquent and persuasive as popular writing about music can get. . . . His essays are followed by equally expert and accessible contributions by other masters on The Master, providing literate music lovers with the context and equipment for a richer enjoyment and clearer understanding of these sixteen unique conversations among two violins, a viola, and a cello.q--David Littlejohn, author of The Ultimate Art: Essays Around and About Opera qA fine collection of essays to assist the music lover in the seemingly endless quest to illuminate the Beethoven string quartets.q--Arnold Steinhardt, The Guarneri String Quartet qThis book delivers on the implied promise of its title--it provides a lively, readable, and wide-ranging introduction to the quartets. Readers at many levels of experience will find it profitable.q--Lewis Lockwood, author of Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Processaquot;--Yo-Yo Ma aquot;These essays are the most readable, useful, and well-informed commentary available today on these masterworks.
|Title||:||The Beethoven Quartet Companion|
|Author||:||Robert Winter, Robert Martin|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 1994|