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A Quintessential Quartet: The Story of the Lindsay String Quartet

Author : Bernard Gregor-Smith
Publisher : Mirador Publishing
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2019-07-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1913264076

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A Quintessential Quartet: The Story of the Lindsay String Quartet by Bernard Gregor-Smith Pdf

Bernard takes the reader on an evocative and fascinating journey from his early life, detailing his ancestral influences on his chosen career of cellist, until the present day. A charming book full of pathos and humour, which tells the true story of the forming of the world famous Lindsay String Quartet, their adventures, during 40 years of world travel and their achievement of the highest accolades making them one of the most revered quarters of the 20th century. Bernard continues, in his third section, to talk of his introduction to the Alpujarras in the Sierra Mountains of Southern Spain, the area he has chosen to live with his wife Theresa. This book is both engaging and humorous whilst also giving a uniquely personal perspective into the life of one of the world's greatest quartet cellists. A must read for any fan of chamber music and in particular of the famed 'Lindsay String Quartet'.

Beethoven for a Later Age

Author : Edward Dusinberre
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 145 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2016-01-19
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780571317158

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Beethoven for a Later Age by Edward Dusinberre Pdf

'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartets. Tackling the Beethoven quartets is a rite of passage that has shaped the Takács Quartet's work together for over forty years. Using the history of the composition and first performances of the quartets as the backbone to his story, Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the Takács since 1993 - recounts the life of the Quartet from its inception in Hungary, through emigration to the US and its present-day life as one of the world's renowned string quartets. He also describes what it was like for him, as a young man fresh out of the Juilliard School, to join the Quartet as its first non-Hungarian member - an exhilarating challenge. Beethoven for a Later Age takes the reader inside the life of a quartet, vividly showing how four people enjoy making music together over a long period of time. The key, the author argues, is in balancing continuity with change and experimentation - a theme that also lies at the heart of Beethoven's remarkable compositions.

The Pro Arte Quartet

Author : John W. Barker
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781580469067

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The Pro Arte Quartet by John W. Barker Pdf

An engaging window into a century of musical life, as seen in the history of the Pro Arte String Quartet, first organized in 1912 and still performing today.


Author : Jean Rhys
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 143 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Imprisonment
ISBN : 0140183442

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The Quartet

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : History
ISBN : 9780804172486

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The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis Pdf

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Founding Brothers tells the unexpected story of America’s second great founding and of the men most responsible—Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Jay, and James Madison. Ellis explains of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. These men, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force the calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement, created the new republic. Ellis gives us a dramatic portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government. The Quartet unmasks a myth, and in its place presents an even more compelling truth—one that lies at the heart of understanding the creation of the United States of America.

Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets

Author : Nancy November
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 297 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781107035454

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Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets by Nancy November Pdf

The first detailed contextual study of Beethoven's middle-period quartets, encompassing reception history, early performance practices, aesthetic contexts and theatrical impetus.

The Beethoven Quartet Companion

Author : Robert Winter,Robert Martin
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 314 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2023-09-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780520917507

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The Beethoven Quartet Companion by Robert Winter,Robert Martin Pdf

While the Beethoven string quartets are to chamber music what the plays of Shakespeare are to drama, even seasoned concertgoers will welcome guidance with these personal and sometimes enigmatic works. This collection offers Beethoven lovers both detailed notes on the listening experience of each quartet and a stimulating range of more general perspectives: Who has the quartets' audience been? How were the quartets performed before the era of sound recordings? What is the relationship between "classical" and "romantic" in the quartets? How was their reception affected by social and economic history? What sorts of interpretive decisions are made by performers today? The Companion brings together a matchless group of Beethoven experts. Joseph Kerman is perhaps the world's most renowned Beethoven scholar. Robert Winter, an authority on sketches for the late quartets, has created interactive programs regarded as milestones in multimedia publishing. Maynard Solomon has written an acclaimed biography of Beethoven. Leon Botstein is the conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra as well as a distinguished social historian and college president. Robert Martin writes from his experience as cellist of the Sequoia Quartet. And the book is anchored by the program notes of Michael Steinberg, who has served as Artistic Advisor of the San Francisco Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra.


Author : Jean Rhys
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2024-01-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504081726

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A young expat in Paris is caught between her lover and his wife in this autobiographical novel by the author of Wide Sargasso Sea. Set in the bohemian café society of 1920s Paris, Quartet tells the story of Marya Zelli, a young woman who finds herself alone and adrift when her art dealer husband is arrested. On his insistence, she goes to live with a friendly English couple. But when Marya becomes entangled in the intimate lives of her hosts, she has no way out. And the desperate situation turns explosive when her husband is released from prison. Jean Rhys’s debut novel, Quartet, won international acclaim when it was originally published in 1928. It is loosely based on her extramarital affair with Ford Madox Ford, which took place while her then-husband Jean Lenglet was in prison.

The Lost String Quartet

Author : N. M. Bodecker
Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2016-01-09
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1481480006

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The Lost String Quartet by N. M. Bodecker Pdf

Traveling to the far side of the mountain for their big show, the members of a string quartet end up lost in this charming picture book by N. M. Bodecker. The Daffodil String Quartet has spent months preparing for their upcoming concert. Shining the instruments and practicing extra hard, they are certain this will be one of their best shows yet. But as they travel along the road in their small Italian car on the way to their concert on the far side of the mountain, one disastrous wrong turn leaves them lost in the mountains with no sense of direction. Will the Daffodil String Quartet make it to their concert, or will all of their hard work have been for nothing?

The Earthsea Quartet

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Viking
Page : 704 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2012-02-01
Category : Children's stories, American
ISBN : 0241956870

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The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin Pdf

A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back?

Vision in White

Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2009-04-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0425227510

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Vision in White by Nora Roberts Pdf

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her first trade original—a novel of love, friendship, and family—in this beautiful french flap edition of Book One in the Bride Quartet. Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars. A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends—and business partners—to see her way to her own happy ending. Don't miss the other books in the Bride Quartet Bed of Roses Savor the Moment Happy Ever After

The String Quartets of Beethoven

Author : William Kinderman
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2010-10-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780252091629

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The String Quartets of Beethoven by William Kinderman Pdf

Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication. Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. With humor and much candor, he narrates his time as the only deaf student at Trinity College in Connecticut and then as a graduate student at Northwestern University, as well as his successful career as the book review editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Life without hearing, Kisor says, has been fine and fulfilling. Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What's That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people's abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.

Beethoven's Quartets

Author : Joseph de Marliave,Jean Escarra,Hilda Andrews
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 418 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486439655

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Beethoven's Quartets by Joseph de Marliave,Jean Escarra,Hilda Andrews Pdf

Remarkably readable and accessible, this classic exposition presents a bar-by-bar, theme-by-theme analysis of all 16 quartets and the Grosse Fuge. Joseph de Marliave eschews technical terms, focusing on mood and general effects and illustrating his remarks with 321 musical examples. In addition to musicological information, de Marliave provides a complete background, encompassing dates of composition, contemporary reactions, influences, and Beethoven’s transcendence of established forms. Clear analyses and a wealth of documentary material make this one of the most authoritative studies of Beethoven’s quartets, as well as one of the most enjoyable. Preface by Gabriel Fauré. Introduction, notes by Jean Escarra. Translated by Hilda Andrews.

Early string quartets

Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2003-01-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 0486431339

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Early string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven Pdf

This buoyant, youthful-sounding set of chamber music contains all six works in Beethoven's Op. 18: Quartet No. 1 in F major, No. 2 in G major, No. 3 in D major, No. 4 in C minor, No. 5 in A major, and Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable new miniature-score edition offers music lovers, performers, and students an opportunity to study Beethoven's early quartets in an accessible, convenient format.