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Haydn: 3 String Quartets Opp.3 No.5, 64 No.5 & 76
Ravel/Debussy: String Quartets - Quatuor Ysae
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Schubert: String Quartets Nos.13 & 14
The string quartet as a genre emerged in the Classical period when Haydn crystallised the form and Mozart developed it further. The sonorous combination of two violins, viola and cello has inspired many composers since to write an avalanche of music for string quartet.

Schubert: String Quartets Nos.13 & 14 "Death & the Maiden" - Quartetto Italiano

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