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Camille Saint-Saëns Camille Saint-Saëns
1835-1921

The Swan
1886
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Simply because a name has been tacked onto something, it can easily be thought to have been understood; once an idea has been formulated, it is all too easy to make up the mind and close it. Ralph Kirkpatrick

Beethoven,String Quartet in f minor, “Serioso”

March 19th, 2006

Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827

String Quartet in f minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”, 1810

Beethoven’s String Quartet in f minor, Op. 95 is classified as a work of his “middle” period. Unlike the towering, integrated set of three Rasumovsky quartets of the same middle period, Op. 95 stands alone, singular, even isolated. It is the last of the middle quartets, sitting on the brink, as it were, of Beethoven’s “late” period where the final quartets dwell in a rarefied world of their own. Still, like all broad classifications, this is an oversimplification. Particularly in the second movement and third movements, the quartet contains many passages with the sublime qualities of the late quartets featuring transitions « more »


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