Most popular Chamber ensembles books
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'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartetsBeethoven's sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written.
Describes the experience of twenty years of rehearsal, concerts and recording of the author who is an example of a leading musician who writes about the craft of performance.
While the Beethoven string quartets are to chamber music what the plays of Shakespeare are to drama, even seasoned concertgoers can welcome guidance with these personal and sometimes enigmatic works. This collection offers Beethoven lovers notes on the listening experience of each quartet and a range of general perspectives.
Intended for the music student, the professional musician, and the music lover, Chamber Music: An Essential History covers repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, crossing genres to include string quartets, piano trios, clarinet quintets, and other groupings.
Thomas Ades's second work for string quartet, The Four Quarters was written for the Emerson Quartet and was premiered by them at Carnegie Hall in 2011. The winner of the 2012 British Composer Award for Chamber Composition, the 20-minute work charts the progress of a day.
In this companion to his first book, Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching, William Brown brings together world-renowned piano soloist Menahem Pressler's teachings on 37 piano masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, and more.
Using the metaphor of artful conversation, this study examines chamber music in Mozart's period as a sociable activity undertaken among friends. Edward Klorman draws on a wide variety of documentary and iconographic sources to analyze selected musical extracts in terms of social interplay.