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String Quartet


   Beethoven
       String Quartet in C Op59 No.3 "Rasoumowsky" 1st movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme, after slow introduction.

       String Quartet in C Op59 No.3 "Rasoumowsky" 2nd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in C Op59 No.3 "Rasoumowsky" 3rd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in C Op59 No.3 "Rasoumowsky" 4th movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in Eb Op 127 1st movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet in Eb Op 127 2nd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in Eb Op 127 3rd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in Eb Op 127 4th movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet in F major Op 18 No.1 1st movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet in F major Op 18 No.1 2nd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main tune

       String Quartet in F major Op 18 No.1 3rd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet in F major Op 18 No.1 4th movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    Blindingly fast main theme

       String Quartet in G major Op 18 No.2 1st movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet in G major Op 18 No.2 2nd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme is slow and lyrical


2    Second theme is much livelier

       String Quartet in G major Op 18 No.2 3rd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme - scherzo


2    Second theme - trio

       String Quartet in G major Op 18 No.2 4th movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet No.8 in E minor Op 59 No.2 "Rasoumovsky" 1st movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 8 in E minor Op 59 No 2 "Rasoumovsky" 1st Movt

       String Quartet No.8 in E Minor Op 59 No.2 "Rasoumovsky" 2nd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 8 in E Minor Op 59 No 2 "Rasoumovsky" 2nd Movt

       String Quartet No.8 in E Minor Op 59 No.2 "Rasoumovsky" 3rd movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 8 in E Minor Op 59 No 2 "Rasoumovsky" 3rd Movt


2    The 2nd theme switches into the tonic major key of E major.

       String Quartet No.8 in E Minor Op 59 No.2 "Rasoumovsky" 4th movement (Beethoven) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 8 in E Minor Op 59 no 2 "Rasoumovsky" 4th Movt


   Boccherini
       Minuet and Trio from Quintet in E Op 13 No.5 (Boccherini) Viola Cello Violin

1    Main theme


2    A contasting theme in A minor.


3    Starting theme of the trio.


   Borodin
       String Quartet No.2 in A 1st movement (Borodin) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 2 in A 1st Movt

       String Quartet No.2 in A 2nd movement (Borodin) Violin Viola Cello

1    High rapid string passages open this movement.


2    This is the alluring tune copied in the pop song "Bangles, Baubles, and Beads".

       String Quartet No.2 in A 3rd movement (Borodin) Violin Viola Cello

1    This famous ravishing tune is generally called "Borodin's Nocturne". It is introduced by the cello, but later taken up by the violin at a soaring height! N.B. The ornaments have been removed , to ease the theme look-up process.

       String Quartet No.2 in A 4th movement (Borodin) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 2 in A 4th Movt


   Cherubini
       String Quartet No.1 in Eb 1st movement (Cherubini)

1    main theme

       String Quartet No.1 in Eb 2nd movement (Cherubini)

1    main theme

       String Quartet No.1 in Eb 3rd movement (Cherubini)

1    main theme

       String Quartet No.1 in Eb 4th movement (Cherubini)

1    main theme


   Dvořák
       String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American". 1st movement (Dvořák) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American". 2nd movement (Dvořák) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American". 3rd movement (Dvořák) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American". 4th movement (Dvořák) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


   Gomersall
       Interlude (Gomersall) Violin Viola Cello

1    first theme


2    second theme

       Study in Ternary Form (Gomersall)

1    Theme A which starts in A major and modulates to the dominant key of E major.


2    Theme B, which returns to the tonic key of A major.


3    Theme A2, which is like theme A, but it ends up in the home key of A major

       The Old Woman and the Pedlar (Gomersall) Violin Viola Cello

1    The Old Woman and the Pedlar


   Haydn
       String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" 'The Hunt' 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" 'The Hunt' 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" 'The Hunt' 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" 'The Hunt' 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" 'The Hunt' 5th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.2 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.2 2nd movement - Menuetto (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.2 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.2 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.2 5th movement - Presto (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.3 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.3 2nd movement - Menuetto (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Menuetto

       String Quartet Op 1 No.3 3rd movement - Presto (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Presto

       String Quartet Op 1 No.3 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    This menuetto starts in 2-part harmony, with the 2 violins doubling an octave apart, and likewise, the viola and cello.

       String Quartet Op 1 No.3 5th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Presto

       String Quartet Op 1 No.6, 1st movement Presto assai (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.6, 2nd movement Minuet (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.6, 3rd movement Adagio (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.6, 4th movement Minuet (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet Op 1 No.6, 5th movement Finale: Allegro (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 3 No.5 "Serenade" 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet Op 3 No.5 "Serenade" 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 3 No.5 "Serenade" 3rd movement Minuet and Trio (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 3 No.5 "Serenade" 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No.2 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No.2 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No.2 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No.2 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No1 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No1 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No1 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 20 No1 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main Theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.1 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.1 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.1 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.1 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.2 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.2 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.2 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.2 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Intro to movement, this is slow and placid and lasts for more than half of the movement.


2    The second theme is fast and energetic, a complete contrast to the first theme.

       String Quartet Op 54 No.3 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.3 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.3 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet Op 54 No.3 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 64 No.5 Lark 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    This staccato accompaniment figure is played by the 2nd violin, viola and cello.


2    This high pitched tune on the first violin way above the accompaniment figure, is what earned this work its nickname "The Lark"


3    This contrasting theme starts in the dominant key of A major

       String Quartet Op 64 No.5 Lark 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 Lark 2nd Movt

       String Quartet Op 64 No.5 Lark 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 Lark 3rd Movt

       String Quartet Op 64 No.5 Lark 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in D Op 64 No 5 Lark 4th Movt

       String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths" 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in D Op 76 No 2 "Fifths" 1st Movt

       String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths" 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    main theme of slow movement

       String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths" 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths" 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    main theme

       String Quartet Op 76 No.3 Emperor 1st movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 Emperor 1st Movt

       String Quartet Op 76 No.3 Emperor 2nd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 Emperor 2nd Movt

       String Quartet Op 76 No.3 Emperor 3rd movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme of minuet and trio.

       String Quartet Op 76 No.3 Emperor 4th movement (Haydn) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme, in the root minor key, C minor.


   Lavallée
       O Canada - Canadian National Anthem (Lavallée)

1    O Canada - the Canadian National Anthem


   Mozart
       Flute Quartet in D K285 1st movement - Allegro (Mozart) Flute Violin Cello

1    main theme, played on the flute


2    Second theme played on the violin, then the flute.


3    Third theme, played on violin at first, then on flute.

       Flute Quartet in D K285 2nd movement - Adagio (Mozart) Flute Violin Cello

1    Flute Quartet in D K285 2nd Movt

       Flute Quartet in D K285 3rd movement - Rondeau (Mozart) Flute Violin Cello

1    Flute Quartet in D K285 3rd Movt

       Minuet from Divertimento K334 (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Minuet from Divertimento K334

       Piano Quartet in G minor K478 - 1st movement (Mozart) Piano Violin Cello

1    This 1st theme in G minor is played in unison between piano and violins for 2 bars, followed by the piano alone leaping up to a very high D.


2     A short new theme in the relative major key (Bb major) is played on the piano


3    Here the 3rd theme of the exposition is introduced by the strings.

       Piano Quartet in G minor K478 - 2nd movement (Mozart) Piano Violin Cello

1    This movement opens with a quiet pensive theme played on the piano alone.

       Piano Quartet in G minor K478 - 3rd movement (Mozart) Piano Violin Cello

1    The first theme is introduced by the piano, then quickly taken up by the three strings.


2    Second theme

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Introduction, octaves in unison, clearly setting the tonality by means of a tonic, then a dominant arpeggio.


2    First main theme, in the home key of G


3    Second theme, starting in G then modulating towards D major.


4    Third theme, in D, bringing the exposition towards its close, in the classical dominant key.

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2nd movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2nd Movt

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Minuet


2    Trio

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 4th movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme, at start of movement, in G major.


2    Second theme, in D major.

       String Quartet No.14 in G major, K387, 1st movement, Allegro Vivace assai (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.14 in G major, K387, 2nd movement - menuetto allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme, in tonic minor (G minor)

       String Quartet No.14 in G major, K387, 3rd movement -andante cantabile (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.14 in G major, K387, 4th movement - molto allegro. (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.15 in D minor K421 1st movement - allegro moderato (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.15 in D minor K421 2nd movement - andante (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.15 in D minor K421 3rd movement Menuetto :allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme, in the minor


2    Second theme modulates to D major.

       String Quartet No.15 in D minor K421 4th movement Allegretto ma non troppo (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main Theme

       String Quartet No.16 in Eb K428 1st movement: allegro ma non troppo (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.16 in Eb K428 2nd movement: andante con moto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.16 in Eb K428 3rd movement:Menuetto. Allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.16 in Eb K428 4th movement: allegro vivace (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.17 in Bb K 458 "The Hunt" 1st movement - allegro vivace assai (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.17 in Bb K 458 "The Hunt" 2nd movement : menuetto - moderato (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       String Quartet No.17 in Bb K 458 "The Hunt" 3rd movement adagio (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.17 in Bb K 458 "The Hunt" 4th movement: allegro assai (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.18 in A K464 1st movement:allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.18 in A K464 2nd movement:menuetto and trio (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.18 in A K464 3rd movement:andante (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.18 in A K464 4th movement:allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.19 in C K465 "Dissonant" 1st movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Slow and somewhat 'dissonant' introduction


2    Main tonic theme after 'discordant' introduction

       String Quartet No.19 in C K465 "Dissonant" 2nd movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in C K465 "Dissonant" 2nd Movt

       String Quartet No.19 in C K465 "Dissonant" 3rd movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in C K465 "Dissonant" 3rd Movt

       String Quartet No.19 in C K465 "Dissonant" 4th movement (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in C K465 "Dissonant" 4th Movt

       String Quartet No.20 in D major K499 'Hoffmeister'. 1st movement:allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.20 in D major K499 'Hoffmeister'. 2nd movement: menuetto:allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme (minuet), in D major.


2    Second theme (trio) This in the tonic minor key of D minor

       String Quartet No.20 in D major K499 'Hoffmeister'. 3rd movement: adagio (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.20 in D major K499 'Hoffmeister'. 4th movement:molto allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.21 in D major K575 1st movement:allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.21 in D major K575 2nd movement:andante (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.21 in D major K575 3rd movement: menuetto:allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.21 in D major K575 4th movement: allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.22 in Bb major K589 1st movement: allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.22 in Bb major K589 2nd movement: larghetto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.22 in Bb major K589 3rd movement: menuetto - moderato (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.22 in Bb major K589 4th movement: allegro assai (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main thene

       String Quartet No.23 in F major K590 1st movement: allegro moderato (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.23 in F major K590 2nd movement: andante (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.23 in F major K590 3rd movement: menuetto - allegretto (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme

       String Quartet No.23 in F major K590 4th movement: allegro (Mozart) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main theme


   Schubert
       Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 1st movement (Schubert) Piano Violin Cello

1    Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 1st Movt


2    second theme

       Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 2nd movement (Schubert) Piano Violin Cello

1    Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 2nd Movt

       Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 3rd movement (Schubert) Piano Violin Cello

1    Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 3rd Movt

       Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 4th Movement - Theme and Variations (Schubert) Piano Violin Cello

1    Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' 4th Movement - Theme and Variations

       Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout" 5th Movement (Schubert) Piano Violin Cello

1    Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout" 5th Movement

       String Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' 1st movement (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme after a dramatic introduction.


2    Second theme in relative major key.

       String Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' 2nd Movement (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet in D minor D810 "Death and the Maiden' 2nd Movement

       String Quartet No.13 in A minor Op 29 1st movement 'Rosamunde' (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 13 in A minor Op 29 1st Movt

       String Quartet No.13 in A minor Op 29 2nd movement "Rosamunde' (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 13 in A minor Op 29 2nd Movt

       String Quartet No.13 in A minor Op 29 3rd movement 'Rosamunde' (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No 13 in A minor Op 29 3rd Movt

       String Quartet No.13 in A minor Op 29 4th movement 'Rosamunde' (Schubert) Violin Viola Cello

1    First theme


   Tchaikovsky
       String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 1st Movt. Main theme

       String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 2nd movement Andante cantabile (Tchaikovsky) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 2nd Movt Andante cantabile - 1st theme


2    This beautiful melody in the major key forms a contrast to the melancholy of theme 1.

       String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 3rd Movt

       String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 4th movement (Tchaikovsky) Violin Viola Cello

1    String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11 - 4th Movt


   Various
       Angels from the Realms of Glory (Various) Violin Viola Cello

1    Verse theme


2    Chorus theme

       Barbara Allen (Various) Violin Viola Cello

1    Main tune

       Il était une Bergère (Various) EnglishHorn Violin Viola

1    Il était une Bergère

       Mary Mary Quite Contrary, How does your Garden Grow? (Various) Violin Viola Cello

1    Mary Mary Quite Contrary, How does your Garden Grow?

       Silent Night (Various) Violin Viola Cello

1    Silent Night

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