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Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume. Saturday, June 05, Some Suggestions About Listening to Beethoven String Quartets A lot has been said and written about the sublime nature of Beethoven's late string quartets, but it seems that some people interested in listening to them might not know how to begin to appreciate or even understand the qualities that make them great.
Some people might find it intimidating when someone like Cornel West casually tosses his love for Beethoven's late string quartets into his discussions about philosophy. It would be interesting to hear a discussion about Beethoven between Cornel West and someone like Maynard Solomon.
West might end up appearing to those "in the know" like the way Leonard Bernstein appeared when he attempted to talk about linguistics. For string players the Beethoven String Quartets are like what the Pentateuch is to theologians: Each one is like a complicated person who becomes an intimate friend.
We all know that the more you try to understand the people closest to you, the more of a mystery they become. When you throw love into the mix, it is nearly impossible to really "know" somebody. By the same reasoning, it is nearly impossible to "know" any of the Beethoven Quartets, but it is sure compelling to keep trying.
My purpose here is not to provide analysis and insight. It is simply to make an introduction and suggest a listening order. It is similar to the order that I use to introduce his quartets to my students, and it is extremely personal. The best way to "understand" Beethoven's later quartets is by becoming familiar with his earlier quartets.
One thing to bear in mind is that the six quartets of Opus 18, Beethoven's first set of quartets, are not "less mature" Beethoven.
They do use many of the 18th-century conventions used by Mozart and Haydn, and the Opus 18 Quartets do show Mozart's and Haydn's influence, but they are not, by any stretch of the imagination, imitations.
Not being able to "better" either Mozart or Haydn, Beethoven re-invented the string quartet with his Opus He began his string-quartet-composing life at the age of 30, and he ended it at the age of 56 with his final Quartet, Opussix months before he died.
The six Opus 18 Quartets are all in four movements. They were written at the turn of the century 18th to 19thand each one lasts about 25 minutes following the conventions of the time. The fourth Quartet of the opus not following the conventions of the time has two movements in ternary form, a Scherzo and a Minuet, and the third Quartet doesn't have a movement in ternary form at all.
I would begin listening with Opus 18, but I would start with 4, the very intense Quartet in C minor. Next I would listen to Opus 18 1 in F major, leaving the rest of the opus for later listening. I would next suggest listening to the third of the Opus 59 Quartets, but I would first listen to the Mozart Quartet K the "Dissonance Quartet"the last of the six string quartets that Mozart dedicated to Haydn.
Beethoven's Opus 59 3 is an out-and-out tribute to the Mozart. Listen to the introduction of the Mozartthen listen to the introduction of the Beethoven.
You may not know how to put it into words, or how to analyze it, but you will understand the relationship immediately.
The other two Opus 59 Quartets are a bit longer than the Opus 18 Quartets, and they incorporate some very exciting Russian folk material.Beethoven wrote the Opus Quartet in , after taking a year hiatus from string quartet writing.
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