String Quartet

What is a string quartet?

A string quartet is one of the common types of quartet

It is usually made up of

  • 2 violins
  • viola
  • cello

The instruments are often chosen for their representation of the registers of the human voice:

  • Soprano and alto — violins
  • Tenor — viola
  • Bass — cello.

What do they play?

String quartets play music especially written for a string quartet.

Watch

Schubert

String Quartet No. 14 “Death and the Maiden”

Listen

Mozart

String quartet no. 19 in C Major K.465 “Dissonance”

 

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