Britten requested them to play a favourite quartet of his, the Verdi.
This piece of music has features typical of a Classical string quartet.
Brahms’s C-Minor Quartet, in the hands of the Catalyst Quartet, rose to a rugged finish.
The Classical tradition of the string quartet was inherited by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Aleksandr Borodin, and many other Romantic composers.
Sept. 24 at 12:30: The Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3. | Sept. 25 at 12:30: The Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 (the “Harp”).
Lawrence String Quartet offers the magisterial Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131, and the valedictory Quartet in F Major, Op. 135.
The term may also denote such derivatives as the piano quartet, flute quartet, oboe quartet, and so on—usually a string trio combined with a fourth instrument.
In a three-day stretch in mid-January, I saw five concerts by four groups—the JACK Quartet, the Momenta Quartet, the Danish Quartet, and an unnamed Juilliard foursome.
Brodsky Quartet cellist Jacqueline Thomas also points to the bow control needed for the emotive "Holy Song of Thanksgiving" in his Op. 132 String Quartet, written two years before his death.
Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Apollon Musagète Quartet present the European premiere of the Fifth String Quartet by one of Britain’s foremost living composers, Colin Matthews.
The Daedalus String Quartet, a fresh and engaging young American group, takes the stage for an afternoon of music by Mozart (the “Dissonant” Quartet), Schumann, and Fauré (the radiant Piano Quintet in C Minor).
Highlights include Martin Haselböck conducting a period performance of the Third Symphony in the hall in which it was premiered, and the Takács Quartet performing the electrifying finale to the Third Rasumovsky Quartet.
…three masterly chamber works: the String Quartet in A Minor, a second string quartet in D Minor containing variations on his song “Der Tod und das Mädchen” (“Death and the Maiden”), and the Octet in F Major for strings and wind instruments.
Emperor Quartet, byname of String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, string quartet in four movements by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn that provided the melody for the national anthems of both Austria (1797–1918) and Germany (beginning in 1922).
The Brodsky Quartet play moments from Beethoven’s string quartet output that reveal the bodily struggles he endured, and composer Richard Ayres reflects on how the psychological effects of Beethoven’s hearing loss may also have played a part in the angst-ridden music he wrote.
The programme also features a detailed look at Warlock's magnum opus The Curlew, a chamber song-cycle setting of words by WB Yeats, for tenor voice, flute, cor anglais and string quartet, performed by Michael Slattery and The Doric Quartet, with flautist Adam Walker and cor anglais player Daniel Bates.
Aug. 4 at 6:30: The Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major concludes a concert that also features string quartets by Mozart (in E-Flat Major, K. 428) and Mendelssohn. | Aug. 5 at 3: Haydn’s “Rider” Quartet and Beethoven’s Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127, are a prelude for the rollicking Piano Quintet in A Major.
. | Aug. 24 at 8: NYCQ, a string quartet of young émigrés from the former Soviet Union formed by the cellist Adrian Daurov, offers a concert of Russian gems—Stravinsky’s Concertino, Myaskovsky’s Quartet No. 9, and Tchaikovsky’s radiant Quartet No. 1 in D Major. | Aug. 25 at 8: The Amernet String Quartet gives a preview performance of its Maverick Concerts program (see Out of Town).
Northwest Connecticut’s summer shrine to the string quartet, which hosts its concerts in an acoustically satisfying whitewashed box of a hall, continues its season with a performance by the Arianna String Quartet, which will be joined by the veteran violist Samuel Rhodes in a program of works by Shostakovich (the Quartet No. 1, “Springtime”), Mendelssohn, and Brahms (the Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111).
Aug. 25 at 6: The Rossetti String Quartet, fresh from its Frick Collection concert, performs quartets by Haydn (Op. 20, No. 5 in F Minor), Mozart, and Dvorák. | Aug. 26 at 3: In “Mahler and Friends: Unfinished Business,” the Amernet String Quartet, a fresh and engaging American group, offers performances of the young Mahler’s one-movement Piano Quartet, the elder Grieg’s autumnal, two-movement Second Quartet, and Brahms’s Piano Quintet, that great summer standby; the pianist James Tocco is its guest.
- the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
- four performers or singers who perform together
- a set of four similar things considered as a unit
- four people considered as a unit
Example: he joined a barbershop quartet
- a musical composition for four performers
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Aug 25 at 6 The Rossetti String Quartet fresh from its Frick Collection concert performs quartets by Haydn Op 20 No 5 in F Minor Mozart and Dvorák | Aug 26 at 3 In Mahler and Friends Unfinished Business the Amernet String Quartet a fresh and engaging American group offers performances of the young Mahlers one-movement Piano Quartet the elder Griegs autumnal two-movement Second Quartet and Brahmss Piano Quintet that great summer standby the pianist James Tocco is its guest