Definition of string quartet in English:

string quartet

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noun

  • 1A chamber music ensemble consisting of first and second violins, viola, and cello.
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    • Arriaga was second fiddle in a string quartet at nine years of age, and two years later wrote an octet.
    • Even with Adriano's increase of strings over the original string quartet, this performance keeps much of that flavor.
    • The Quartet is the graduate string quartet in residence at the Hartt School with the Miami String Quartet.
  • 1.1A piece of music for a string quartet.
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    • Finally, the Third Symphony contains music derived from a string quartet by way of an opera, so it really is not a late work at all.
    • His own compositions number over 60 and include a symphony, string quartet, thirty-four songs, and numerous solo piano pieces.
    • The CD contains a short string quartet movement, a suite of four pieces for brass quintet, and solo pieces for piano, trombone, and cello.

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