Quartet Music Recordings

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.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
2 Pièces pour quatuor à cordes Samuel Alexandre Rousseau String Quartet Romantic
3 String Quartets, Op. 7 Franz Danzi String Quartet Classical
3 String Quartets, Op.7 Jacques Féréol Mazas String Quartet Romantic
6 String Quartets Charles Wesley Cello Classical
Am Allerseelentage Kurt Kárnauke String Quartet Early 20th Century
Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
Lakme - Flower Duet (String Quartet arr.) Léo Delibes String Quartet Romantic
Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale 'St. Wenceslas', Op. 35a Josef Suk String Quartet Romantic
Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K.493 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Quartet in Gm, K. 478 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
Piano Quartet no. 1, Op. 15 Gabriel Fauré Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 1, Op. 23 Antonín Dvořák Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 1, Op. 25 Johannes Brahms Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 2 in F minor, Op. 2 Felix Mendelssohn Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 2, Op. 26 Johannes Brahms Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 2, Op. 45 Gabriel Fauré Chamber group Late 19th century
Piano Quartet no. 2, Op. 87 Antonín Dvořák Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 3, Op. 60 Johannes Brahms Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet, Op. 47 Robert Schumann Chamber group Romantic