The Cambridge Companion To The String Quartet (Cambridge Companions To Music)
- Publish Date: 2003-12-08
- Binding: Paperback
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.