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Rehearsing the social: Beethoven’s late quartets in Paris, 1825-1829

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The history of Beethoven’s late quartets has usually been told by separating (and redeeming) the composer’s aesthetic priorities from the difficulties encountered by the works’ early performers, publishers, and listeners. This article weaves together Beethoven’s interests with those of his publisher Maurice Schlesinger and the violinist Pierre Baillot, whose ensemble first performed the late quartets in Paris between 1827 and 1829. I navigate the traffic among these parties to reassess what w...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5130-2469
Publisher:
University of California Press
Journal:
Journal of Musicology More from this journal
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
349–382
Publication date:
2020-07-10
Acceptance date:
2019-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1533-8347
ISSN:
0277-9269
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1030146
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uuid:6e537a43-542a-470e-a6f2-3636ddd23cbe
Local pid:
pubs:1030146
Source identifiers:
1030146
Deposit date:
2019-07-09

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