Quartet

A quartet is a piece written to be performed by a string quartet ensemble (two violins, a viola, and a cello). Since the 18th century, the string quartet has gained a place as one of the most important chamber music forms. With only four instruments and an homogeneous sound palette, the composer is faced with a task that doesn't allow for colouristic effects or innecesary textural enrichment. The standard structure for a quartet is in four movements: the first in sonata forms, the second a slow movement, the third a minuet, and the fourth a sonata or rondo.

Composers

Abraham Tena Manrique Adolphe Blanc Alain Lefébure Alba Rosa Viëtor Alban Berg Albert Roussel Albert Doyen Aleksandr Glazunov Aleksandr Kopylov Aleksandr Winkler Alessandro Demophon Alessandro Maria Antonio Fridzeri Alessandro Rolla Alexander Agricola Alexander Borodin Alexander Fesca Alexander von Zemlinsky Alexandre Cellier Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly Alexis de Castillon Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. Alfredo D'Ambrosio Algernon Ashton Amilcare Ponchielli Amilcare Zanella Amy Marcy Beach Anders Wesström André-Frédéric Eler André-Joseph Fauvel Andreas Romberg Ange Flégier Angelo Maria Benincori Antoine Bohrer Anton Arensky Anton Beer-Walbrunn Anton Berlyn Anton Bernhard Fürstenau Anton Eberl Anton Reicha Anton Rubinstein Anton Webern Anton Wranitzky Antonín Dvořák Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni Antonio Bazzini Antonio Rosetti Arnold Bax Arnold Schoenberg Arthur Foote Arthur Honegger Arturo Vanbianchi August Bungert August Halm August Klughardt August Walter August Winding Auguste Dupont Auguste Durand Auguste Louis Blondeau Auguste Vaucorbeil Bartolomeo Campagnoli Bedřich Smetana Béla Bartók Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter Benjamin Godard Bernard Fattschek Bernard van Dieren Bernhard Henrik Crusell Bernhard Molique Blair Fairchild Camille Chevillard Camille Claudel Camille Saint-Saëns Camillo Barni Carel Anton Fodor Carl Zulehner Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Carl Eberwein Carl Friedrich Abel Carl Frühling Carl Georg Peter Grädener Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Joseph Brambach Carl Maria von Weber Carl Nielsen Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Carl Philipp Stamitz Carlo Cotumacci Carlo Perinello Castil-Blaze Celestino Vila de Forns César Cui César Franck Charles Dancla Charles Bochsa Charles Castiglioni Charles Fleury Charles Lefebvre Charles Lucas Charles Villiers Stanford Charles Vollweiler Charles Wesley Charles Wood Charles-Auguste de Bériot Charles-Valentin Alkan Christian Barnekow Christian Cannabich Christian Erbach Christoph Willibald Gluck Claude Debussy Constantin Dimitrescu Cornelius Canis Daniel Léo Simpson David Toub Denoose Diran Alexanian Donald Tovey Ebenezer Prout Edouard Destenay Edouard Du Puy Édouard Lalo Eduard Franck Edvard Grieg Edward Elgar Egon Kornauth Elfrida Andrée Emanuel Aloys Förster Emanuel Chvála Emanuel Moór Emil von Reznicek Émile Bernard Emile Dunkler Emilie Mayer Ernest Bloch Ernest Chausson Ernst Eichner Ernst Mielck Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Estienne Du Tertre Ethel Smyth Étienne Royer Eugen d' Albert Eugène Walckiers F. Demarquette Federigo Fiorillo Felix Blumenfeld Felix Draeseke Felix Joseph Ceunen Felix Mendelssohn Felix Otto Dessoff Felix Weingartner Felix Woyrsch Ferdinand Hummel Ferdinand David Ferdinand Dufresne Ferdinand Fränzl Ferdinand Ries Ferruccio Busoni Florent Schmitt Francesco Corteccia Francesco Maria Veracini Francisco Valls Franco Faccio
François Alday Francois Devienne François Fémy Frank Bridge Frank Edwin Ward Franz Anton Hoffmeister Franz Asplmayr Franz Berwald Franz Danzi Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Krommer Franz Neruda Franz Schubert Franz Weiss Frédéric Duvernoy Frederick Delius Frederick Shepherd Converse Friedrich Dotzauer Friedrich Ernst Fesca Friedrich Gernsheim Friedrich Grützmacher Friedrich Hegar Friedrich Hermann Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Lux Fritz Kreisler G.F. Foux Gabriel Baille Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Malancioiu Gaetano Andreozzi Gaetano Donizetti Georg Joseph Vogler Georg Philipp Telemann Georg Vierling George Alexander Macfarren George Becker George Enescu George Hendrik Witte George Henschel George Whitefield Chadwick Georges Alary Georges Martin Witkowski Georgy Catoire Gérard Craeijvanger Gerard Francis Cobb Gerardo Aponte Géza Allaga Giacomo Filippo Biumi Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Zucchi Giles Farnaby Gioachino Antonio Rossini Giovanni Battista Casali Giovanni Battista Cirri Giovanni Battista Viotti Giovanni Cavaccio Girolamo Dalla Casa Girolamo Frescobaldi Giulio Briccialdi Giuseppe Buonamici Giuseppe Ferrata Giuseppe Maria Cambini Giuseppe Mascia Giuseppe Verdi Guido Peters Gustav Flügel Gustav Helsted Gustav Jensen Gustav Mahler Gustav Weber Gyula Beliczay Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi Hans Fink Hans Hinrich Zielche Harry Waldo Warner Heinrich Baermann Heinrich Carl Ebell Heinrich Kaminski Heinrich Molbe Heinrich von Herzogenberg Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Heitor Villa-Lobos Henri Marteau Henri Vieuxtemps Henry Du Mont Henry Rowley Bishop Henry Westrop Hermann Berens Hermann Grädener Hermann Wichmann Homer Newton Bartlett Hugo Kaun Hugo Wolf Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński Ignatz Waghalter Ignaz Fränzl Ignaz von Beecke Iwan Müller J Flad J H Coppenneur Jacob Rosenhain Jacques Féréol Mazas Jacques Ibert Jacques Moderne Jakob Dont Jan Brandts Buys Jan Ladislav Dussek Jan Zach Jāzeps Vītols Jean Delphin Alard Jean Huré Jean Jacques Dreuilh Jean-Baptiste Bréval Jean-Baptiste Davaux Jerome Duval Joachim Neergaard Joachim Nicolas Eggert Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Johann Andreas Amon Johann Anton André Johann Anton Filtz Johann Baptist Bauer Johann Baptist Cramer Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Baptist Wendling Johann Bliesener Johann Christian Bach Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Christoph Vogel Johann Ernst Altenburg Johann Evangelist Brandl Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Johann Georg Distler Johann Gottlieb Graun Johann Heinrich Clasing Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Pachelbel Johann Stamitz Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johann Wessely Johann Wilhelm Wilms Johannes Bernardus van Bree Johannes Brahms Johannes Brassart Johannes Colizzi Johannes Eduard Franz Bölsche Johannes Frederik Frøhlich Johannes Verhulst John Baldwin John David Davis John Field John Francis Barnett John Jenkins John Lodge Ellerton John Parsons Beach Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Suk Josef Werner Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges Joseph Clavel Joseph Drechsler
Joseph Eybler Joseph Jongen Joseph Mayseder Joseph Miroslav Weber Joseph von Blumenthal Joseph Woelfl Joseph Xaver Brauchle Josephus Fodor Józef Elsner József Bloch Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga Kaptanzade Ali Rıza Bey Karl Davydov Karl Goldmark Karl Nawrátil Karl Weigl Karol Szymanowski Konrad Heubner Konrad-Mathias Berg Kurt Kárnauke L Coninx Lambert Courtois Léo Delibes Leo Grill Léo Sachs Leó Weiner Léon Boëllmann Leonhard von Call Léopold Aimon Leopold Jansa Leopold Rudolph Leoš Janáček Lothar Windsperger Louis Clapisson Louis François Philippe Drouet Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Louis Théodore Gouvy Louis Victor Saar Louis Vierne Loyset Compère Ludovico Balbi Ludwig André Ludwig Senfl Ludwig van Beethoven Luigi Boccherini Luigi Cherubini Luigi Forino Mads Gregers Dam Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel Dello Mark Alburger Maurice Emmanuel Maurice Ravel Maurizio Cazzati Max Bruch Max Puchat Max Reger Melchior Franck Michael Altenburg Michael Gotthard Fischer Michael Haydn Michel Rondeau Michel Woldemar Michele Esposito Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Moritz Weyermann Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli Niccolò Dôthel Niccolò Paganini Nicolai von Wilm Nicolas Dalayrac Nicolas-Joseph Chartrain Niels Gade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolay Afanasyev Norbert Burgmüller Ole Bull Orazio Vecchi Oscar Vermeire Otto Beständig Ottokar Nováček Ottorino Respighi P. C. Dupohnt Paul Büttner Paul Ertel Paul Graener Paul Hastings Allen Paul Juon Paul Wagner Paul Wranitzky Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter Philipp Jakob Riotte Philipp Scharwenka Philipp Wolfrum Philippe Verdelot Pierre Vachon Pierre Arnaud Pierre Attaingnant Pierre Baillot Pierre Crémont Pierre Dominique Bideau Pierre Rode Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Ralph Vaughan Williams Raphael Dressler Reinhard Frederik Bokelmann René de Boisdeffre Richard Allison Richard Barth Richard Strauss Richard von Perger Richard Wetz Robert Ballard III Robert Edward Bridson Robert Fuchs Robert G. Patterson Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Rodolphe Kreutzer Roffredo Caetani Roger de Francmesnil Rudolf Dobritzsch Rudolf Karel Rudolph Bergh Şafak Alıcıoğlu Samuel Alexandre Rousseau Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Taneyev Sigfrid Karg-Elert Simoni dall Croubelis Stephan Krehl Swan Hennessy Teresa Carreño Théodore Dubois Thomas Baker Tomás Bretón Tommaso Giordani Tranquille Berbiguier Traugott Maximilian Eberwein Václav Veit Valborg Aulin Vasily Zolotarev Vicente Zurron Victor Ewald Vincent d' Indy Vladimir Pogozhev Volkmar Andreae Wilhelm Attern Wilhelm Bauck Wilhelm Berger Wilhelm Braun Wilhelm Stenhammar Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar William Henry Reed William Wolstenholme Witold Maliszewski Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Władysław Zeleński Zdeněk Fibich