Quartet music

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.
TitleComposerInstrumentPeriodRatings
String Quartet no. 2 in D major Alexander Borodin String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartet no. 1 in A Alexander Borodin String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartet no. 12 in F major 'American', Op. 96 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 6 in Fm, Op. 80 Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet Romantic
String Quartets, Hob. III:63-68 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 15 in Dm, K. 421 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet Classical
Quartettsatz, D. 703 Franz Schubert String Quartet Romantic
3 String Quartets Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 14 'Death and the Maiden', D. 810 Franz Schubert String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 10 in Eb 'The Harp', Op. 74 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 10, Op. 51 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Romantic
Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale 'St. Wenceslas', Op. 35a Josef Suk String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 1 in F major, Op. 18 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
String Quartet no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 11 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 15 in Am, Op. 132 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Romantic
Lakme - Flower Duet (String Quartet arr.) Léo Delibes String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 9 in C, Op. 59 no. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Romantic