String Quartet

A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – usually two violin players, a violist and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group. The string quartet is one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music, with most major composers, from the late 18th century onwards, writing string quartets.

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Sylvie Bodorová - List of Compositions - Orchestral and Concerto Works
... with an Angel, Melodram for male voice and strings – also version for voice and string quartet – to the text of poem by Jaroslav Seifert (1982), duration 10' Pontem video, Concerto for ...
Lubor Bárta - Selected Works
... Ludus diurnus Symphony No.2 (1969) Musica romantica for string orchestra (1971) Symphony No.3 (1972) Concertante Concerto No.1 for violin and orchestra (195 ... for violin, cello and piano (1955) Piano Trio in C Major (1955) Wind Quintet No.1 (1956) String Quartet No.2 (1957) Sonata for clarinet and piano (1958) Sonatina for trombone ...
String Quartet No. 2 (Smetana)
... Bedřich Smetana's String Quartet No. 2 in D minor is a chamber composition for string quartet ... It's Smetana's last quartet ...
String Quartets (ensembles)
... Whereas individual string players often group together to make ad hoc string quartets, others continue to play together for many years in ensembles which may be named after the first violinist (e.g ... the Takács Quartet), a composer (e.g ... the Borodin Quartet) or a location (e.g ...
List Of Compositions By Iannis Xenakis - Chamber Music - For String Ensemble
... ST/4, 1-080262, for string quartet (1956–62, transcription of ST/48, 1-240162) Analogique A, for string ensemble (1958, must be performed with tape work ...

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