Analyzing Haydn's Quartets. Book review of Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave, The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn


Mirka, Danuta (2007) Analyzing Haydn's Quartets. Book review of Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave, The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn. Early Music, 35, (1), 122-125. (doi:10.1093/em/cal137).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/em/cal137

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Although Haydn should not be regarded as the father of the string quartet, he contributed more than any of his contemporaries to the rise and growth of the genre. Recently his quartets have been the subject of intensive research, resulting in new editions as well as historical and analytical studies of individual works. Yet this wealth of material, spread across articles in specialized journals or essay collections, is not easily accessible to an interested reader. Hence this new monograph is all the more welcome. Both of them eminent scholars, Floyd and Margaret Grave bring to this undertaking not only a comprehensive knowledge of the existing literature but also an admirable ability to present their material coherently and to supplement it with their own analytical insights

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-7260 (print)
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Keywords: haydn, quartets, floyd grave, margaret grave, early music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 67302
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
Contact Email Address: d.mirka@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67302

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