The Dynamics Of Music

Through the solitude of deafness, terminal illness and family catastrophe, Beethoven committed all the emotions of his soul to his Late String Quartets thus creating what many believe to be musical perfection.
Paul Robertson, who was leader of the Medici String Quartet for thirty-three years, explores how for generations of string quartets who achieved greatness through them, the intensity of working in such a rarefied atmosphere and communicating so directly with the inner mind of the composer took its toll on relationships.

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Through the solitude of deafness, terminal illness and family catastrophe, Beethoven committed all the emotions of his soul to his Late String Quartets thus creating what many believe to be musical perfection.

Paul Robertson, who was leader of the Medici String Quartet for thirty-three years, explores how for generations of string quartets who achieved greatness through them, the intensity of working in such a rarefied atmosphere and communicating so directly with the inner mind of the composer took its toll on relationships.

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Through the solitude of deafness, terminal illness and family catastrophe, Beethoven committed all the emotions of his soul to his Late String Quartets thus creating what many believe to be musical perfection.

Paul Robertson, leader of the Medici String Quartet for thirty-three years, explores how generations of string quartets have dealt with the intensity of working in such a rarefied atmosphere, and how communicating so directly with the inner mind of the composer took its toll on relationships.