String Quartet

The string quartet is one of the most important chamber ensembles in Western classical music. It consists of two violins, a viola and a violoncello. This choice of instruments probably derives from the standard treatment of human-voice registers (with the soprano and alto being represented by the violins, the tenor by the viola, and the bass by the cello). String quartets almost invariably play pieces conceived for such ensembles, also called 'string quartets'.

Composers

Gustav Zanger Abraham Tena Manrique Adolf Weidig Adolphe Blanc Alain Lefébure Alba Rosa Viëtor Alban Berg Albert Roussel Albert Doyen Aleksandr Glazunov Aleksandr Kopylov Aleksandr Taneyev Aleksandr Winkler Alessandro Maria Antonio Fridzeri Alessandro Rolla Alexander Borodin Alexander von Zemlinsky Alexandre Cellier Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly Alexis de Castillon Alfredo D'Ambrosio Amilcare Zanella Ana Leira Carnero Anders Wesström André-Joseph Fauvel Andreas Romberg Angelo Maria Benincori Antoine Bohrer Anton Arensky Anton Beer-Walbrunn Anton Berlyn Anton Bruckner Anton Eberl Anton Reicha Anton Webern Anton Wranitzky Antonín Dvořák Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni Antonio Bazzini Antonio Rosetti Arnold Bax Arnold Schoenberg Arthur Foote Arthur Honegger Arturo Vanbianchi August Halm August Klughardt August Walter August Wilhelmj Auguste Dupont Auguste Louis Blondeau Auguste Vaucorbeil Bedřich Smetana Béla Bartók Benjamin Godard Bernard van Dieren Bernhard Molique Blair Fairchild Camille Chevillard Camille Claudel Camille Saint-Saëns Camillo Barni Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Carl Eberwein Carl Friedrich Abel Carl Georg Peter Grädener Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Nielsen Carl Philipp Stamitz Carlo Perinello Castil-Blaze César Cui César Franck Charles Dancla Charles Castiglioni Charles Ives Charles Lefebvre Charles Lucas Charles Villiers Stanford Charles Wesley Charles Wood Charles-Valentin Alkan Christoph Willibald Gluck Claude Debussy Constantin Dimitrescu David Toub Denoose Diran Alexanian Donald Tovey Ebenezer Prout Édouard Broustet Édouard Lalo Eduard Franck Edvard Grieg Edward Elgar Emanuel Aloys Förster Emanuel Chvála Emanuel Moór Emil von Reznicek Emile Dunkler Emilie Mayer Ernest Bloch Ernest Chausson Ernst Eichner Ernst Mielck Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Ethel Smyth Étienne Royer Eugen d' Albert Federigo Fiorillo Felix Blumenfeld Felix Draeseke Felix Mendelssohn Felix Otto Dessoff Felix Weingartner Felix Woyrsch Ferdinand David Ferdinand Dufresne Ferdinand Fränzl Ferdinand Ries Ferruccio Busoni Florent Schmitt Francesco Maria Veracini Francis Purcell Warren Franco Faccio François Alday François Fémy Frank Bridge Frank Edwin Ward
Franz Anton Hoffmeister Franz Asplmayr Franz Berwald Franz Clement Franz Danzi Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Krommer Franz Liszt Franz Schubert Franz Weiss Frederick Delius Frederick Shepherd Converse Friedrich Dotzauer Friedrich Ernst Fesca Friedrich Gernsheim Friedrich Grützmacher Friedrich Hegar Friedrich Hermann Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Lux Fritz Kreisler Gabriel Baille Gaetano Andreozzi Gaetano Donizetti Gaspard Fritz Georg Joseph Vogler Georg Vierling George Alexander Macfarren George Becker George Enescu George Gershwin George Henschel George Whitefield Chadwick Georges Alary Georges Martin Witkowski Georgy Catoire Gérard Craeijvanger Gerardo Aponte Géza Allaga Giacomo Puccini Gioachino Antonio Rossini Giovanni Battista Cirri Giovanni Battista Viotti Giuseppe Buonamici Giuseppe Ferrata Giuseppe Maria Cambini Giuseppe Mascia Giuseppe Tartini Giuseppe Verdi Gregor Joseph Werner Guido Peters Gustav Flügel Gustav Helsted Gustav Jensen Gyula Beliczay Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi Hans Fink Harry Waldo Warner Heinrich Carl Ebell Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Heinrich Kaminski Heinrich Molbe Heinrich von Herzogenberg Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Henri Marteau Henri Vieuxtemps Henry Purcell Henry Rowley Bishop Herbert Straus Gardner Hermann Grädener Hermann Wichmann Hugo Kaun Hugo Wolf Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński Ignatz Waghalter Ignaz Fränzl Ignaz von Beecke J H Coppenneur Jacob Rosenhain Jacques Féréol Mazas 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 Nicolas Eggert Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Johann Anton André Johann Anton Filtz Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Bliesener Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Christoph Vogel Johann Evangelist Brandl Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Johann Georg Distler Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Stamitz Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johann Wessely Johannes Bernardus van Bree Johannes Brahms Johannes Colizzi Johannes Eduard Franz Bölsche Johannes Frederik Frøhlich Johannes Verhulst John David Davis John Francis Barnett John Lodge Ellerton John Parsons Beach Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Suk Joseph Achron 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 Julius Weismann Karl Davydov Karl Goldmark Karl Weigl Karol Szymanowski Konrad Heubner Konrad-Mathias Berg Kurt Kárnauke L Coninx Léo Delibes Leo Grill Léo Sachs Leó Weiner Leonhard von Call Léopold Aimon Leopold Jansa Leopold Rudolph Leoš Janáček Lothar Windsperger Louis Clapisson Louis Delune Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Louis Théodore Gouvy Louis Vierne Ludwig van Beethoven Luigi Boccherini Luigi Cherubini Maciej Żołnowski Mads Gregers Dam Manuel Alejandre Prada Maurice Emmanuel Maurice Ravel Max Bruch Max Puchat Max Reger Michael Gotthard Fischer Michael Haydn Michel Rondeau Michel Woldemar Michelangelo Biancolini Michele Esposito Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Moritz Weyermann Niccolò Paganini Nicolai von Wilm Nicolas Dalayrac Nicolas-Joseph Chartrain Niels Gade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolay Afanasyev Norbert Burgmüller Oscar Vermeire Ottokar Nováček Ottorino Respighi P. C. Dupohnt Paul Büttner Paul Ertel Paul Graener Paul Hastings Allen Paul Juon Paul Wranitzky Percy Hilder Miles Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter Philipp Jakob Riotte Philipp Scharwenka Philipp Wolfrum Pierre Vachon Pierre Arnaud Pierre Baillot Pierre Crémont Pierre de Chrząstowski Pierre Dominique Bideau Pierre Rode Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Ralph Vaughan Williams Reinhard Frederik Bokelmann Richard Barth Richard Strauss Richard von Perger Richard Wetz Robert Edward Bridson Robert Fuchs Robert G. Patterson Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Rodolphe Kreutzer Roffredo Caetani Roger de Francmesnil Rudolf Karel Rudolph Bergh Şafak Alıcıoğlu Samuel Alexandre Rousseau Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Taneyev Stephan Krehl Stephen Foster Swan Hennessy Teresa Carreño Théodore Dubois Tomás Bretón Tommaso Giordani Traugott Maximilian Eberwein Václav Veit Valborg Aulin Various Vasily Zolotarev Victor Ewald Vincent d' Indy Vladimir Pogozhev Volkmar Andreae Wilhelm Bauck Wilhelm Berger Wilhelm Braun Wilhelm Stenhammar Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar William Henry Reed William Wolstenholme William Yeates Hurlstone Witold Maliszewski Woldemar Bargiel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Władysław Zeleński Zdeněk Fibich