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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Two works for string quartet alone occupied the Brentano the rest of the program, which was dedicated to Michael Tree, the Guarneri Quartet violist who died Friday. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Brentano Quartet and Marina Piccinini in Kernis premiere at the Kimmel," 5 Apr. 2018 In addition, there will be performances of all his string quartets and piano sonatas, plus various chamber and choral works. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Carnegie Hall’s New Season Celebrates Beethoven’s Birth," 30 Jan. 2019 This propulsive, energetic work for string quartet, flute and clarinet/bass clarinet pits the instruments against each other, as well as in occasional harmony. Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Chamber Music Society debuts an ear-boggling piece by a ‘Dark Knight’ composer," 17 July 2018 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

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1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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