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The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet
by David Blum
(Paperback - June 1987)

The Beethoven Quartet Companion
by Robert Winter (Editor), Robert Martin (Editor)
(Paperback)

Caprices and Etudes for Solo Violin
by Nicolo Paganini, Henryk Wieniawski
(Paperback)
 

Chamber Music 2nd Ed
Chamber Music 2nd Ed
by Homer Ulrich
Paperback from Columbia University Press
1966
 
Chamber Symphony No. 1: For 15 Solo Instruments Op. 9
by Arnold Schoenberg
Listed under Schoenberg

Complete Chamber Music for Strings and Clarinet Quintet
by Johannes Brahms
Listed under Brahms

Complete String Quartets
by L.V. Beethoven, Ludwig Van Beethoven
Listed under Beethoven Scores

Complete String Quartets
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Listed under Mozart Scores

Complete Chamber Music for Strings
by Felix Mendelssohn, Julius Rietz (Editor)
Listed under Mendelssohn

Complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba
by Johann Sebastian Bach
(Paperback - May 1988)

Five Piano Trios: Opp. 11, 44, 121A and Wo0 38 and 39
by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Listed under Beethoven Scores

The Four and the One : In Praise of String Quartets
by David Rounds 
(Paperback)

Five Late String Quartets
by Antonin Dvorak 
(Paperback - July 1986)

Great Romantic Cello Concertos in Full Score
by Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann
(Paperback - January 1984)

Guide to Chamber Music
by Melvin Berger
(Paperback)

Guitar Classics: Works by Albeniz, Bach, Dowland, Granados, Scarlatti, Sor and Other Great Composers
by David Nadal (Editor)
Listed under Classical Guitar

Haydn, String Quartets, Op. 50 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
by W. Dean Sutcliffe (Editor)
(Paperback - May 1992)
 

How to Succeed in an Ensemble: Reflections on a Life in Chamber Music
How to Succeed in an Ensemble: Reflections on a Life in Chamber Music
by Abram Loft
Book Description: "A great second violinist plays second fiddle to no one," wrote Robert C. Marsh in the Chicago Sun-Times when Abram Loft left the renowned Fine Arts Quartet in 1979 to chair the string department at the Eastman School of Music. Today performer-coach-scholar-raconteur Loft still wants every chamber musician to be a strong, collaborative ensemble voice.

Loft had spent a quarter century in ensemble life with the Fine Arts. His intrepid Chicago team played worldwide, had a landmark concert series on home turf, became professors at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and created a prodigious library of recordings. Their earlier freelance years featured such enterprising endeavors as three series on educational TV, performances on commercial television and radio, jingles for advertising, and even background music for funeral homes. 

Here is hard-headed advice on choosing colleagues, rehearsing and performing effectively together, building repertoire, programming, touring, and other facets of the art and business of a chamber music career. Ranging from hilarious to sobering, this is essential reading for music-lovers at large, amateur players, students and teachers, and today's many emerging professional ensembles. Recent events in the field, including some strident litigation, highlight the usefulness of this veteran's realistic counsel. 

Loft aims to help ensembles endure and prosper as they put their individual stamp on the superb chamber repertoire. He points out both peaks and pitfalls along "the yellow-brick road to Carnegie Hall." 
Hardcover from Hal Leonard

 
Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony
Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony
by Arnold Steinhardt
Chamber-music lovers will rejoice in this story of the formation, nurturing, and maturing of the Guarneri String Quartet. First violinist Arnold Steinhardt has written a delightful memoir that radiates the love of music and sense of mutual respect and affection that have kept the Guarneri's players together since the ensemble was founded in 1964. How a famous, extremely busy musician learned to write so well is a mystery, but Steinhardt's style is as engaging and captivating as his playing. After sketching his own and his colleagues' pre-quartet careers, he describes how they choose and rehearse their repertoire and how they resolve their inevitable disagreements--and he even throws light on the inexplicable magic that happens in performance. Steinhardt recounts the pleasures and hardships of traveling and the group's partnership with illustrious guests (notably pianist Artur Rubinstein); he tells musical and personal anecdotes, wryly poking fun at himself and others, but never saying a malicious or derogatory word about anyone. Most remarkably, his discussions of a score are illuminating without becoming too technical. Steinhardt describes the emotional impact of music with a strikingly felicitous, often poetic touch, yet his characterizations resonate with his own experience and avoid the overblown or extravagant. Though it helps to know the music he feels so strongly about, this is a book anyone can enjoy. --Edith Eisler - Amazon.com
Paperback from Farrar Straus & Giroux
 
Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)
by Richard H. Hoppin
(Hardcover - June 1978)

Music for More than One Piano: An Annotated Guide
by Maurice Hinson
(Paperback)

Parade and Other Works for Piano Four Hands
by Erik Satie, Victor Rangel-Ribeiro (Introduction)
(Paperback)

Piano Concertos Numbers 11-16 in Full Score
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Paperback - September 1987)

Seven String Quartets
by Edvard Grieg, Sibelius et al
(Paperback - November 1991)

Songs for Linda: For String Quartet
by Paul McCartney
Listed under Paul McCartney

String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2
by Arnold Schoenberg
(Paperback)
 

String Quartets by Debussy and Ravel/Claude Debussy : Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10/Maurice Ravel: Quartet in F Major
by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy
Paperback from Dover Pubns
1987
 
Tone Poems in Full Score
by Jean Sibelius
Listed under Sibelius

Twelve String Quartets: Opus 55, 64 and 71 Complete
by Jospeh Haydn
(Paperback - June 1980)

Complete String Quartets
by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Alexander Borodin 
(Paperback)

Works for Violin: The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin and the Six Sonatas for Violin and Clavier
by Johahn J. Bach
(Paperback - September 1978)
 
 

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