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Designed as a companion volume to the author's earlier study, The Piano Trio, this book surveys the development of the piano quartet and quintet from their beginnings in the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Developments during the first four decades of the nineteenth century resulted not only in Schubert's renowned Trout Quintet, but also in works of much brilliance by Dussek, Hummel, Weber, and others in which the piano predominates in a concerto-like role. Subsequently, Schumann's epoch-making quintet of 1842 initiated a broadly symphonic style, with large-scale structures and closely integrated textures, which was taken up by many later composers, including Brahms, Dvorak, Cesar Franck, Faure, and Elgar. The author also examines the numerous changes in the nature of the genres which have occurred in recent times, and gives special consideration to a number of works by leading twentieth-century composers, in which mixed media are formed by combining wind instruments with the normal strings-and-piano ensembles.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780198166405
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 12 mm
  • Weight: 276 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0198166400
  • Publisher Date: 14 Nov 1996
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 216 mm
  • No of Pages: 208
  • Series Title: Clarendon Paperbacks
  • Sub Title: Style, Structure, and Scoring
  • Width: 140 mm


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