This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual composers, aspects of performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and miscellaneous topics) and has been updated to cover research since publication of the first edition. Listings in the previous volume have been updated to reflect the burgeoning interest in this genre (social aspects, newly issued critical editions, doctoral dissertations). It also offers commentary on online links, databases, and references.
This work (Op. 59, No. 2) is one of the Razumovsky Quartets originally published in 1806. The second movement of the quartet gives us a hint of what is to come in the Op. 132 quartet with its hymn-like quality, while the third movement includes a "Theme Russe" also used by Mussorgsky in Boris Gudunov. This theme is thought to have been given to Beethoven by Razumovsky to use in the quartet. Beethoven did so with humorous results. This edition is a pocket score of the quartet, designed for easy use in rehearsals and transport in your case, or for studying of the work.
In the midst of the cold, snowy woods, the Graham Quartet stumble across a mystery. It could mean danger, but that doesn't stop Elsa, Matt, Tim and Selena as they try their best to help a stranger who needs them. But what can Siam, Hong Kong and Vanderbilt have to do with the local furniture factory? And why are so many strangers suddenly appearing and then disappearing in town? With the arrival of an elusive figure, things start moving, while a simple delivery trip may bring more than the Quartet bargained for. Will the four siblings be able to help their friend and their country?