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String Quartet Selections

Here is a sample of assignments from recent chamber music workshops. They are recommended for learning if you don't already know them.  Their difficulty ranges from modest (Haydn Op. 20) to high (Ravel).

Beethoven
Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1799)
Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 (1809)
Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 (1805-6)

Dvorak
Quartet in F major, Op. 96 (1895) "The American Quartet"

Haydn
Quartet, Op. 42 (1785)
Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No 4 (1772)

Mendelssohn
Quartet in A minor, Op. 13 (1827)

Mozart
Quartet in C major, K. 465 (1785) "Dissonance"
Quartet in D major, K. 499 (1786) "Hoffmeister"
Quartet in D major, K. 575 (1789)

Ravel
Quartet in F major (1902-3)

Schubert
Quartet in A minor, D. 804, Op. 29 (1824) "Rosamunde"

Schumann
Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3 (1842) "Clara"

Shostakovich
Quartet in C major, Op. 49 (1938)

Smetana
Quartet in E major, Op. 116 (1876) "Aus meinem Leben"     

      

Tip:  Study the score in addition to your own part, so you know what everyone else is supposed to be doing
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Updated 8/19/97  J.Sonquist

      

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