String Quartet No. 5 (Beethoven)

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The 'Menuetto' from String Quartet No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed in 1938 by the Hague String Quartet (Dutch: Haags Strijkkwartet), consisting of Sam Swaap, Adolf Poth, Jean Devert and Charles van Isterdael

The String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18, No. 5, was written between 1798 and 1800 by Ludwig van Beethoven and published in 1801, and dedicated to Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz. Beethoven modeled this quartet directly on Mozart's quartet in the same key (K. 464).[1]


It consists of four movements:

  1. Allegro (A major)
  2. Menuetto (A major)
  3. Andante cantabile (Theme with variations, D major)
  4. Allegro (A major)


  1. ^ Winter R. and Martin R., pp. 165-170.


  • Robert Winter, Robert Martin eds. (1994). The Beethoven Quartet Companion. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-08211-7. ; especially the essay by Michael Steinberg (pp. 150–155)

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