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Ludwig van Beethoven Complete String Quartets Paperback – June 1, 1970
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The music is photographically reprinted from the Breitkopf & Härtel printed score, still considered the standard, authoritative edition for the Beethoven quartets.
Noteheads in this edition have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily from a music stand or the keyboard, and margins and spaces between staves are conveniently wide to permit written notes, harmonic analysis, fingerings, and running measure numbers. This edition is practical for study, reference, enjoyment—virtually any use.
Unabridged republication of Serie 6 (Volumes 1 and 2): Quartette für a Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncell ofLudwig van Beethoven's Werke, originally published by Breitkopf & Hartel, Leipzig. Original two volumes bound as one.
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It is difficult to label Beethoven as primarily a symphonist, chamber music composer, or piano composer. Practically every ensemble and form he used he produced masterpieces that reflect not only the music he wrote, but the music he wrote within the ensemble he chose. His music does not transcribe well at all.
A music lover needs to be acquainted with pieces from each of the ensembles to have any kind of grasp on the monumental influence that Beethoven has had on western music. Perhaps a good beginning would be the piano sonatas, but the string quartets have to have a place also.
From the early quartets to the last quartets, the amount and variety of music in the quartet opus alone is astounding. Like the other genres he composed in, some of his best music is in the string quartets.
One of the best ways to get the most out of this music is to follow along in the score. It is a good way to learn to follow more than one staff of music at a time, and is a good primer that can lead to full orchestral score reading. And the music...incredible!
A ton of music, a pittance of a price. Serious music lovers, take the hint! Highly recommended!
carry around. But when you want to play the score on the piano or just one part, it is great.
There are, of course, errors in the score - it's a photographic reproduction of the Schenker edition - but (1) they are few and (2) you'll be able to recognize them pretty readily just by listening to recordings.
I use the score to accompany listening, for analysis, and for future reference. The Beethoven string quartets are an amazing set of works, each and every one of them, and it's so handy to have an incredibly affordable complete volume. Highly recommended to Beethoven-lovers!
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Love it, although there are a few very hard to read notes here and there.Published 1 day ago by Ricardo Ataide
This is probably the best deal on amazon!! The book has great quality and it only cost me 5 dollars!! I would highly recomend to anyone who is interested in Beethoven quartets!Published 16 months ago by Randall Johnson
This DID NOT come with parts, only the score. I still plan on using it and do not regret my purchase, but if you're expecting separate parts you should look elsewhere.Published 22 months ago by Kelsey Stevenson
Beautiful clear score of the Beethoven String Quartets.
The large Dover edition is easy to read and great for instrumentalists
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It is a good edition for study, harmonic analysis, for write notes... It is good that it also includes the Grosse Fuge op.133Published on May 4, 2013 by Alex9