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Tenth String Quartet
THIS virile work, which belongs to Beethoven's middle period (it is his Op. 74), is nicknamed the ' Harp' Quartet because the first Movement happens to contain some passages rather suggestive of Harp effects. There are the usual four Movements.
FIRST MOVEMENT. A slow Introduction, all the instruments playing in an undertone, soon leads into the quick body of the Movement. The Harp ' passage may be thus identified-soon after the quick portion is launched, the Violins play fairly high, repeated chords, whilst .Viola and 'Cello play a plucked-string tune. Then they change round, Violins taking the tune, Viola and 'Cello the chords. Later, this idea is greatly developed.
SECOND MOVEMENT. Here we have a free,
-varied treatment of a song-like melody, smooth and rather serious.
THIRD MOVEMENT. Two sections, alternated, make up this Movement. The first of these is made out of a little four-note figure of one note three times repeated, and followed by a lower note. The second section starts with 'Cello running up and down the scale, the Viola soon adding, over it, a harp-like phrase of longer notes.
The sections stand in this order-first, second, first, second, first, Coda.
FOURTH MOVEMENT. An Air with six Variations, the last somewhat extended.


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