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 Albert Doyen String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 2, Op. 23 Aleksandr Kopylov String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 7 Aleksandr Winkler String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 1 in A Alexander Borodin String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartet no. 2 in D major Alexander Borodin String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartets, Op.3 Alexis de Castillon String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet, Op. 42 Alfredo D'Ambrosio String Quartet Romantic
Fantasie for String Quartet, Op.40 Andreas Romberg String Quartet Classical
Piano Quartet no. 1, Op. 23 Antonín Dvořák Chamber group Romantic
Piano Quartet no. 2, Op. 87 Antonín Dvořák Chamber group Romantic
String Quartet no. 10, Op. 51 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 11, Op. 61 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 12 in F major 'American', Op. 96 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Late 19th century
String Quartet no. 14, Op. 105 Antonín Dvořák String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet in B flat major August Halm String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 2, Op. 61 August Klughardt String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 7 (Sz. 40) Béla Bartók String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 2, Op. 17 (Sz. 67) Béla Bartók String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 3, Op. 136 Benjamin Godard String Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 3, Op. 29 Carl Georg Peter Grädener String Quartet Romantic