Being here for some weeks but haven't see talks dedicated for String Quartet.
Let me started mine :
I first seriously impressed by this form on Dvorak's famous no.12 'America' op.96 performed by Turtle Rock String Quartet. I remember then dig out from my collections another SQ called "Death and the Maiden " by Schubert, and of course very much like it. So after that I can't help myself and now end up like having 300 songs , I cataloq my collection base on movement so if average SQ get about 4 movements it will be around 75 works.
THen because I am more into pre-Beethoven era, Haydn, Mozart's SQ automatily become my favorites.
Musically I read that String Quartet is like a true test for a composer in composition because it has four voices only to exploid. culturally I also like because it just like a band where four peoples meet and start playing music.
so, like to heard from you what do you think on String Quartet. what ratio in your collections you have in String Quartet? what are your favorites ?
I am only a notive classical listener so very welcome if some of you can share your review on certain String Quartet. Like I still in difficulty to "get in" much newer works like Bartok or Shostakovich.