String Quartet No. 3 composed by Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840). Edited by Schumacher. String Quartets. For 2 Violins, Viola, Cello. Intermediate. Sheet Music. Published by Robert Lienau Edition (PE.RL40450).
Paganini's three string quartets which are his only compositions using the classical string quartet orchestration, were presumably written between 1815 and 1818. As a part of his catalogue of chamber-music works, they belong to the very small group of works only for bowed strings, but he very much was a friend of the quartet formation. The melody is generally given only to the first violin, while the other voices divide the accompaniment among themselves. The melodies are typical of Paganini, and the difficulty level is only moderate, so a larger circle of string players will have access to the music of Paganini.