String Quartet Theory

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Why are we including this topic in a book on performance theory? Couldn’t one include any other topic relating to a specific musical genre as well? Solo piano music, operas, what not? The reason for the special role of the string quartet is that this genre has a theory, a re ection about why these four instruments—the two violins, the viola and the violoncello—merge to such a perfect harmony or collaborative music, a theory that is not only relevant sociologically, but also with respect to the intrinsic messaging of musical contents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • General Position
  • Musical Content
  • Musical Genre
  • Musical Symbol
  • Perfect Harmony


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