Quartet / Early 20th Century 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 in F major Maurice Ravel String Quartet Early 20th Century
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. 1, Op. 46 Swan Hennessy String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet Albert Doyen String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 19 Jan Brandts Buys String Quartet Early 20th Century
Am Allerseelentage Kurt Kárnauke String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 28 Roger de Francmesnil String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 33 Gustav Helsted String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 43 Richard Wetz String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 7 Aleksandr Winkler String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 1 Jean Huré String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet No.1, Op.5 Henri Marteau String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet no. 2 Jean Huré String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet No.3, Op.17 Henri Marteau String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 55 Felix Woyrsch String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet No.2, Op.9 Henri Marteau String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 12 Rudolf Karel String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet, Op. 54 Paul Graener String Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet in C minor Emil von Reznicek String Quartet Early 20th Century