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. (June 2018)
The String Quartet No. 2 by Ernest Bloch was composed in 1945. The quartet averages 34 minutes to perform.
After its premiere, Ernest Newman called the String Quartet No. 2 "the finest work of our time in this genre, one that is worthy to stand beside the last quartets of Beethoven."
The quartet is scored for 2 violins, viola and cello and is in four movements:
- Allegro molto