Greatest Trios, Quartets, Quintets, etc

selected by Piero Scaruffi
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Trios

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Trio 7 in B-flat Major Op.97 "Archduke"
  2. Gyorgy Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor
  4. Alfred Schnittke: String Trio
  5. Arnold Schoenberg: String Trio
  6. Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio Op.87
  7. Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Trio Op.50 in A minor for violin, cello and piano
  8. George Rochberg: Trio
  9. Wolfgang Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major
  10. Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio Op.101
  11. Arcangelo Corelli: Trio Sonatas
  12. Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
  13. Johannes Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
  14. Wolfgang Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major "Kegelstatt"
  15. Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8
  16. Johannes Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40
  17. Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky"
  18. Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
  19. Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Trio in G major, Op. 73 No. 2 "Gypsy"
  20. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 4 in D major "Ghost"
  21. Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
  22. Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major
  23. Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
  24. Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor
  25. Gabriel Faure: Piano Trio in D minor
  26. Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
  27. Franz Schubert : Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major

Quartets

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet No.15 in A minor Op.132
  2. Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 in C# minor Op.131
  3. Bela Bartok: Quartet 4
  4. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
  5. Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor D810 "Death and the Maiden"
  6. Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet No.13 in B flat Op.130 and Grosse Fugue
  7. Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 11
  8. Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
  9. Morton Feldman: String Quartet No.2
  10. Leos Janacek: String Quartet No.2 "Intimate Letters"
  11. Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major
  12. Bela Bartok: Quartet 6
  13. Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet No.12 in E flat major, Op. 127
  14. Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 12 (1968)
  15. Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76/3
    Franz Haydn (Austria, 1732): Seven Last Words of Christ (1785)
  16. Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76/4
  17. Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76/5
  18. Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76/2
  19. Bela Bartok: Quartet 5
  20. Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887
  21. Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 10 (1964)
  22. Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet 3 Op. 30
  23. Elliott Carter: Quartet 4
  24. Gyorgy Ligeti: Quartet 2
  25. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartet No. 20 K 499 in D
  26. Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No.12 in F "American"
  27. Anton Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet
  28. Luigi Nono: String Quartet "Fragmente Stille an Diotima"
  29. Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F Major Op.135
  30. Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 13
  31. Bela Bartok: Quartet 3
  32. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major "Dissonance"
  33. Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G major
  34. Leos Janacek: String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
  35. Paul Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
  36. Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet No.6 in F minor Op.80
  37. Henry Cowell: Quartet No.3 "Mosaic"
  38. Alban Berg: String Quartet
  39. Osvaldo Golijov: String Quartet Tenebrae
  40. Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No.4
  41. Krysztof Penderecki: Clarinet Quartet
  42. Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet #4
  43. Giacinto Scelsi: String Quartet No. 4
  44. Henry Cowell: Quartet 2 - Euphometric
  45. Philip Glass: String Quartet 3
  46. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 17 "The Hunt"
  47. Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D major "Nocturne"
  48. George Crumb: Black Angels for Electric String Quartet
  49. Roberto Gerhard: Quartet 2
  50. Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor "Rosamunde"
  51. Alban Berg: Lyric Suite for String Quartet
  52. Elliott Carter: Quartet 3
  53. Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life"
  54. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
  55. Henry Cowell: Quartet 1 - Romantic
  56. Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major
  57. Franz Schubert: Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C minor "Quartettsatz"
  58. Ruth Crawford: String Quartet
  59. Jonathan Harvey: String Quartet No. 4 with Live Electronics
  60. Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 "Werther"
And these:
  • Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 9
  • Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 14
  • Dmitrij Shostakovic: Quartet 15
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet 7 in F Major Op.59/1
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet 8 in E Minor Op.59/2
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet 9 in C Major Op.59/3
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet 10 in E-flat major Op.74
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet 11 in F minor Op.95
  • Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet 1
  • Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet #2
  • Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet #3
  • Philip Glass: String Quartet 4
  • Philip Glass: String Quartet 5
  • Octavian Nemescu: String Quartet for Midnight
  • Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor
  • Michael Nyman: String Quartet 4
  • Giacinto Scelsi: String Quartet No. 3
  • Giacinto Scelsi: String Quartet No. 2
  • Giacinto Scelsi: String Quartet No. 5
  • Bela Bartok: Quartet 1
  • Bela Bartok: Quartet 2
  • Elliott Carter: Quartet 1
  • Elliott Carter: Quartet 2
  • Vagn Holmboe: Quartet 11 Rustico
  • Vagn Holmboe: Quartet 17 Mattinata
  • Vagn Holmboe: Quartet 20 Notturno
  • Karel Husa: String Quartet No. 3
  • Karel Husa: String Quartet No. 4
  • John Cage: String Quartet
  • Benjamin Britten: Quartet 3
  • George Perle: Quartet 5
  • Milton Babbitt: String Quartet 2
  • Milton Babbitt: Quartet 3
  • Milton Babbitt: Quartet 4
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet 4 Op. 37
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet 1 Op. 7
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Quartet 2 Op. 10
  • Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
  • Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1
  • Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26
  • Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 14
  • Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 15
  • Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 16
  • Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 18
  • Wolfgang Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D major
  • Wolfgang Mozart: Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major
  • Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.47/3
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op.54
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op.71
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op.77
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 33 No.2 "The Joke"
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No.4
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 "Lark"
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet 4 in E minor Op.44

Quintets

  1. Franz Schubert: Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, D956 Op. 163
  2. Shostakovich: Quintet in G minor for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 57
  3. Franz Schubert, "Trout" Quintet in A for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, D.667
  4. Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34a
  5. Antonin Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
  6. Wolfgang Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major
  7. Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet
  8. Robert Schumann: Quintet in E-flat for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 44
  9. Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
  10. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K 516
  11. Cesar Franck: Quintet in F minor for Piano & String Quartet
  12. Gabriel Faure: Quintet 2 in C Minor Op.115
  13. Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in G major Op.111
  14. Alfred Schnittke: Piano Quintet (1976)
  15. Oswaldo Golijov: "Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind" (1994) for string quartet and klezmer clarinet
  16. Kalevi Aho: Oboe Quintet
  17. David Maslanka: Quintet 2
  18. Kalevi Aho: Bassoon Quintet
  19. Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No.1 in F major, Op. 88 "Spring"
  20. Carl Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet
  21. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quintet No.3 in C major, K 515
  22. Luigi Boccherini: String Quintet in E major, Op. 13 No. 5
  23. Anton Bruckner: Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in F major
  24. Wolfgang Mozart: String Quintet No.5 in D major, K 593
  25. Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat major
  26. Wolfgang Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major
  27. Erich Korngold: Piano quintet
  28. Lou Harrison: Suite for Percussion for five percussionists (1942)

Sextets, Septets, Octets

  1. Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings in E flat major
  2. Arnold Schoenberg: "Verklarte Nacht" for String Sextet, Op. 4
  3. Karlheinz Stockhausen: "Kontra-Punkte" for ten instruments
  4. Steve Reich: "Music for 18 musicians" (1976)
  5. Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
  6. Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments
  7. Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E flat major
  8. Michael Gordon: "Rushes" for seven bassoons
  9. Leos Janacek: Sextet for Wind Quintet & Bass Clarinet "Mladi"
  10. Francis Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds
  11. Franz Schubert: Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major
  12. Camille Saint-Saens: Septet in E flat major
  13. Lucia Dlugoszewski: Tender Theatre Flight Nageire for brass sextet and non-pitched percussion
  14. Krysztof Penderecki: Sextet
  15. Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
  16. Michael Gordon: Percussion Sextet "Timber" for six amplified 2x4s
  17. Iannis Xenakis: "Pleiades" for six percussionists (1979)
  18. Bohuslav Martinu: Fantasia for Theremin, Oboe, String Quartet and Piano, H. 301
  19. Steve Reich: Double Sextet (2009)
  20. George Enescu: Octet for Strings in C major (1900)

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