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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The Beethoven Quartets

Early in his career, John Lennon made several requests to Beethoven to roll over. Be the first to ask a question about The Beethoven Quartets.

Alexandra added it Jan 11, Arbutus rated it really liked it Jun 04, Don rated it it was amazing Sep 08, On tour being driven through the Canadian Rocky Mountains listening to the E minor and C major quartets on headphones.

Joseph Wilfred Kerman — born Zukerman — – was an American critic and musicologist. Sedat marked it as to-read Jan 24, One of the leading musicologists of his generation, his book Contemplating Music: 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.


So after that, the first qiartets of No. 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.

The Beethoven Quartets

Noah Lethbridge rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Norm Spier added it Sep 12, Music that guards against aesthetic apathy and existential despair in a time when Napoleon begins his efforts to destroy the prevailing world order.

K’s assessment of No.

Their lightness, vivacity and sense of fun are palpable. Very energetic and exciting. Thanks for the great comments.

The Beethoven Quartets by Joseph Kerman

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Jason rated it really liked it Jun 06, Jacob Smullyan rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Phillip Golub marked it as to-read Feb 27, My favorite part of this quartet starts about halfway through the 3rd movement until the end of it.


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Rkq added it Jan 24, On my first listen to No. Sam French marked it as to-read Oct 10, Alex Hammel marked it as to-read Jun 04, I agree with Kerman that B’s looking back here to Mozart and is preparing for a quantum leap of his own, but kwrman with K’s lukewarm attitude toward the first movement of No.

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