String Quartet No. 18 (Spohr)

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Louis Spohr's String Quartet No. 18 ("Quatuor brillant") in B minor, Op. 61, is one of eight such works the composer wrote between 1806 and 1835, and was published about 1824.[1] Like a concerto, the work is designed to display a soloist's skills, but in a more intimate setting than the concert hall.


This quartet is in three movement form:[2]

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto


  1. ^ Mention in Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, Dec. 1824, in a section equivalent to newly arrived music.
  2. ^ See parts at IMSLP.

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