What is a string quartet?
A string quartet is one of the common types of quartet
It is usually made up of
- 2 violins
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.
String Quartet No. 14 “Death and the Maiden”
String quartet no. 19 in C Major K.465 “Dissonance”