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.
Preface Part 1. General References Musicological: Basic Reference Sources Chamber Music: Basic Reference Sources Bibliographies and Catalogues: Chamber Music Bibliographies and Catalogues: String Quartets Part 2. Histories Definition, Concept, and Origins General Histories and Overviews Period Histories (and Multiple Composer Studies) Part 3. Individual Composers Part 4. Aspects of Performance Rehearsal Techniques and Advice Performance Practice and Interpretation Performing Groups Performing Groups: Miscellaneous Part 5. Facsimiles and Critical Editions Part 6. Miscellaneous Topics Subject Index Author Index