Dover Publications: June 2005
This impressive volume brings together three major 20th-century chamber works: Berg's String Quartet No. 1
, Op. 3; Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet
; and Webern's Five Movements for String Quartet.
Heavily influenced by the works of Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg's String Quartet No. 1
brought its composer into the musical vanguard. Schoenberg declared himself astonished by the "fullness and unconstraint of its musical language, the strength and sureness of its presentation, its careful working and significant originality."
Stravinsky recognized his ... View More...