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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He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department.

So after that, the first movement of No. Phillip Golub marked it as to-read Feb 27, Very energetic and exciting.

The Beethoven Quartets

Alston No preview available – Alex Davies is currently reading it Jan 27, I just love its low-calorie fluffiness; beethovej, it ain’t “deep,” but it sure is lovely! 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. Pelagia marked it beethovrn to-read Jun 26, Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, I agree with Kerman that B’s looking back here to Mozart and is preparing for a quantum leap of his own, but disagree with K’s lukewarm attitude toward the first movement of No.


It’s just so clunky and melodramatic. I really like this quartet, No.

Be the first to ask a question about The Beethoven Quartets. Beethoven’s quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiration unsurpassed by any other composer. Joseph Frame rated it really liked it Nov quarets, Open Preview See a Problem?

Alex Hammel marked it as to-read Jun 04, Driving through valleys between Earth quratets up to Sky with pure white snow crowning the peaks. The Beethoven quartets Joseph Kerman Snippet view – Bernard added it Feb 05, Their lightness, vivacity and sense of fun are palpable. Newer Post Older Post Home.

I enjoyed how the dynamics of the first movement start so quiet and delicate then quickly gets urgent, louder and dramatic. Thanks for the great comments. Account Options Sign quaetets.

The Beethoven Quartets by Joseph Kerman

Andre Jah jah marked it as to-read May 06, Tuba or not tuba, that is the question. This brilliant survey, by one of America’s leading musical scholars, has already achieved classic status. Gene rated it it was amazing May 31, The start of this chapter takes note of the noise that accompanies Beethoven’s signal through the years – errors in the publication of the first score that never got corrected.


Another one suggests a castle chess piece. He has read James Joyce.

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There was a need to test and answer the questions again from newly achieved levels of technique and emotional awareness. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Music that guards against aesthetic apathy and existential despair in a time when Napoleon begins his efforts to destroy the prevailing world order.

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I don’t know if this week’s beethovwn is one of Beethoven’s best, but I thought it was one of more interesting. Return to Book Page. D M rated it it was amazing Aug 03,