String Quartet No. 4 (Beethoven)

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The opening measures of the first movement from a 19th-century publication

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4, Op. 18, No. 4 in C minor (1798–1800) was published in 1801. It consists of four movements:

  1. Allegro ma non tanto
  2. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
  3. Menuetto: Allegretto
  4. Allegro – Prestissimo

It is thought that this quartet may be in part based upon earlier material.[1]


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