string quartet

noun

Definition of string quartet 

1 : a composition for string quartet

2 : a quartet of performers on stringed instruments usually including a first and second violin, a viola, and a cello

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Also on that program, Fisk and Joaquin Clerch will premiere a new work for two guitars and string quartet by Boston composer Robert Beaser. BostonGlobe.com, "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 22 June 2018 Our violinists and one string quartet are so excited to perform for him. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "'Master' violinist Zukerman to play, teach in Evanston for Music Institute," 14 May 2018 Thursday Tunes and Tribute Join a string quartet from the concert and education series Castle of Our Skins, which celebrates black heritage through music, to Remember King. BostonGlobe.com, "Five things to do the week of May 7-13," 5 May 2018 The cocktail hour included an all-female string quartet playing while waiters in tuxedos offered glasses of Louis Roederer champagne (Fiji water was available at the bar) and hors d'oeuvres, including chicken satay. Marc Malkin, Billboard, "Mr. Chow Celebrates 50 Years With Ricky Martin, Steve Wonder, Mark Ronson & More," 17 Feb. 2018 For six years, this ensemble has been devoted to music for clarinet and string quartet, and performs a program of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and more. 8 p.m. Friday, June 8. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Joshua Kosman’s classical music picks, June 3," 31 May 2018 Calder Quartet The ensemble concludes its three-year residency at the Broad Stage with string quartets by Mozart and Beethoven. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in L.A. classical music, April 29-May 6: Calder Quartet, pianist André Watts and more," 29 Apr. 2018 Over two nights, the ensemble will play all five of Beethoven’s late string quartets. BostonGlobe.com, "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 In coming years, Bridges could serve to generate an ever-expanding repertoire of music for jazz trio and string quartet, a cause that both jazz and classical listeners can applaud. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Gregory Porter sounds sumptuous with CSO," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of string quartet

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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