String Quartet No. 2 (Bloch)

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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."[1]


The quartet is scored for 2 violins, viola and cello and is in four movements:

  1. Moderato
  2. Presto
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro molto


  1. ^ "String Quartet No. 2 - Details - AllMusic". AllMusic.