(sometimes spelled Glier ) today rests primarily upon his symphonies, ballets and operas, however he was also a composer of superb chamber music. The joyful themes to the opening. Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 59,. One of the many happy results of the collapse of the Soviet tyranny has been the release of this composers work from its prison of obscurity and misrepresentation. Antonín Dvorák, Opus 106 Alternate: Opus 96, American. Opus 127, in E flat major (1822-25). It took a Parisian to find an elegant solution: instead of abandoning harmony, he took leave of the major and minor scales. Arnold Schoenberg, String Quartet. Also important is Shostakovichs Piano Quintet (for string quartet and piano Opus 57, in G minor (1940). (A) 2 Violins, 2 Violas 2 Cellos-Parts.95 (B) 2 Violins, 2 Violas 2 Cellos-Parts Score US Addresses.95 (C) 2 Violins, 2 Violas 2 Cellos-Parts Score NON US Addresses.95 (D) 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello Bass-Parts.95 (E) 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello. As a performer, he improvises on saxophone and keyboard. Allegro are inspired by Russian folk melody and reminiscent of the tonal coloring of Borodin. 20, K499, in D major (1786). Other National Schools Good quartets were written in France, England, Scandinavia, and Italy during the Romantic period. 22, K589, in B flat major (1790). No one else has given the viola such prominence, either; in these quartets, the viola, instead of the cello, takes the role of secondary melodist after the first violin. The American Ned Rorem and the Russian Alfred Schnittke, each of whom have written four string quartets, are exceptions. This is challenging work for the listener. Mozart, String Quartet. The first and third of the quartets are great Brahms, the one stormy, the other as sunny as this composers North Sea weather permits. Unavailable for decades, we are very pleased to make it available once again. Because Schoenberg does not abandon traditional rhythms, the emotional content of the pieces remains accessible, despite the lack of harmony and key, and despite the resulting rootlessness of the melodies. 7, in D minor (1905). Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) String Quartet in F (1902-03) This piece has become a warhorse and is one of the few quartets that one hears too often in concert.