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Joseph Kerman. The Beethoven. Quartets. New York: Knopf, vii, pp. IN READING THIS BOOK, one must, I believe, take the author on his own terms. Review: The Beethoven Quartets by Joseph Kerman. Grosvenor Cooper. Journal of the American Musicological Society Vol. 22 No. 1, Spring, (pp. The Beethoven Quartets has 24 ratings and 0 reviews. Beethoven’s quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiratio.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Don rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Taichi Imanishi marked it as to-read Jan 06, Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, I like the moments of dissonance. Kaitlynn Fix marked it as to-read Jun 22, Jason rated it really liked it Jun 06, Newer Post Older Post Home. My favorite part of this quartet starts about halfway through the 3rd movement until the end of it. Leonardo Oliveira marked it as to-read Feb 24, Pelagia marked it as to-read Jun 26, Jake marked it as to-read Jan 15, Paperbackpages.


This may partly explain why I find his music so interesting and sometimes otherwordly. And the third movement’s variations are so much fun to play I thought the third movement was called “the circus variations” but can’t find any confirmation about this online.

The Beethoven Quartets

Lists with This Book. This brilliant survey, by one of America’s leading musical scholars, has betehoven achieved classic status. I enjoyed how the dynamics of the first movement start so quiet and delicate then quickly gets urgent, louder and dramatic.

One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: On tour being driven through the Canadian Rocky Mountains listening to the E minor and C major quartets on headphones.

I love classical music and I love he blues, and I like the way Dylan pairs a “classical” tradition with a “popular tradition” and shows respect for both. Beethoven’s quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiration unsurpassed by any other composer.


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There seems a cyclic nature to it, the delicacy returns right at kermaan end of the movement only different, it sounds changed or transformed in some way. Very energetic and exciting.

These mountains come in all shapes and sizes, some resembling pyramid-like Egyptian tombs housing long dead giant Queens and Kings. No eBook available W. Alex Davies is currently reading it Jan 27, Bruce added it Mar 16, The Beethoven quartets Joseph Kerman Snippet view – Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist. Alexandra added it Jan 11, Open Preview See a Problem? He has read James Joyce.

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