Arriving on the shore of Lake Michigan for summer vacation, the Graham Quartet senses that something is not quite right. When a slip of the tongue causes an unexpected reaction, Elsa, Matt, Selena and Tim jump into a mystery. But what is the connection between a cryptic note, a yellow door, and a boat called the Day Maid? When their friend, Lieutenant Ashwood, disappears, the Quartet feels the pressure of time and must turn to another source for help. Will the four siblings get enough information to unravel the mystery before the suspects vanish completely?
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.
The last of Beethoven's middle period string quartets, the String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 95, represents a departure for Beethoven. The work, which became known as the "Serioso" quartet after Beethoven's initial tempo marking of "Quartetto Serioso," was marked on the autograph as being completed in October 1810, but did not receive a first performance until 1814. Beethoven was quoted as saying the work was never intended for public performance. Throughout the quartet, Beethoven experiments with new techniques that he had not used in previous quartets, with silences and unusual tonality for a sonata form work. This is the Performer's Edition Pocket Score of the work, designed for easy transport in a case or compact carrying for study of the work.