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The Prince of Wales, Giardini and Pleyel: Searching for the Source of the Public String Quartet in London Concert Life

McVeigh, Simon. 2016. The Prince of Wales, Giardini and Pleyel: Searching for the Source of the Public String Quartet in London Concert Life. In: Christian Speck, ed. The String Quartet: From the Private to the Public Spherec. ‘Speculum Musicae’ Vol. 27 Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 165-197. ISBN 978-2-503-56800-3 [Book Section]

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This chapter re-examines the translation of the string quartet into the public concert sphere in late eighteenth-century London, in part reflecting the enthusiasms of the cello-playing Prince of Wales (the future George IV). The role of the violinist Felice Giardini in developing the concertante string quartet as a public genre is stressed, and the success of Pleyel's most ambitious quartets in London concerts is linked to a detailed analysis of his manipulation of quartet textures.

Item Type: Book Section

Keywords:

string quartet, public sphere, London concert, George IV

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Dates:

DateEvent
7 April 2016Published

Item ID:

20741

Date Deposited:

13 Jul 2017 08:40

Last Modified:

13 Jul 2017 08:41

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20741
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