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' In Beethoven's masterpieces music stands upright and looks the whole Scheme of Things in the face.'-Dr. Ernest Walker.
ARTHUR CATTERALL (1st Violin); LEONARD HIRSCH (2nd Violin) ; FRANK S. PARK (Viola) ; JOHAN C. HOCK (Violoncello)
Second String Quartet
BEETHOVEN wrote this Quartet in G (the second of the set of six making up his Op. 18) when he was about thirty. It has a buoyant, light-hearted spirit—that of a young man stepping out boldly and happily into maturity.
There are the usual four Movements - a sunny, quick First Movement ; a Slow Movement that is oddly broken in upon by a jolly chattering quick section, after which the quiet mood returns ; then the usual sportive Scherzo (one of the gayest Beethoven ever wrote) ; and lastly. a simply written bright Movement that rattles along with the greatest good humour.
An illuminating little book for those who have some small knowledge of music is Sir Henry Hadow 's Beethoven's Op. 18 Quartets, in ' The Musical Pilgrim ' Series (Oxford University Press, 1/0).


Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Unknown: Sir Henry Hadow

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