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Journal: Journal of Musicology
Journal of Musicology (2020) 37 (3): 349–382.
Published: 10 July 2020
... genre’s proverbial sociability, historically supporting an almost immediate and shared grasp of the performers’ interplay, was compromised in Beethoven’s late quartets by a loss in topicality. The erosion of topical references and familiar textures in these quartets made it harder for performers to...