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Streichquartett in E

By Joseph Martin Kraus

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2 violins, viola, cello
Composed by Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792). Edited by Sonja Gerlach. German title: Streichquartett Nr.3 in E. Score and parts. VB 180. 24 pages. Duration 18 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5065300).

Item Number: CA.5065300

ISBN M-007-09626-7. Key: E-dur (e major). Language: all languages.

The most important group of works comprises the string quartets, 10 of which have survived. They were composed during the 1770s, when Haydn was developing this class of music. The differing balance between such contrasting musical elements as entries in imitation, courtly melody, swift changes of tempo and unexpected modulations gives each of the quartets its special charm.

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