Quartet / Classical 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. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
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
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
Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
Piano Quartet in Gm, K. 478 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
6 String Quartets, G. 201-206 (Op. 32) Luigi Boccherini String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 4 in Cm, Op. 18 no. 4 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 19 in C 'Dissonant', K. 465 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 2 in G, Op. 18 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 3 in D, Op. 18, no. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Classical
String Quartets, Hob. III:75-80 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet Classical
String Quartets, Op. 20 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet Classical
String Quartets, Op. 54 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet Classical
String Quintet in C major Luigi Boccherini Chamber group Classical
String Quartet no. 23 in F, K. 590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 12 in Bb, K. 172 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet Classical
String Quartet, Hob. III:80 Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet Classical
String Quartet no. 18 in A major, K. 464 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet Classical