Briefly describe the development of the string quartet. how would you | music appreciation

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Writing Assignment 

  • Listen to the following selections (you will refer to these in your writing assignment):

String Quartet in E-Flat, No. 2 “Joke,” by Joseph Haydn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwZhCJN88ko

String Quartet in C Minor, by Ludwig van Beethoven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlFYC1U5viw

String Quartet No. 2, by Béla Bartók

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VFdzA5EbIY

Street Stuff, by Darrol Anger (Turtle Island String Quartet)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HtPWd_qag

Briefly describe the development of the string quartet. How would you relate this chamber ensemble to modern performing groups such as the jazz quartet? Or to a rock ensemble? What are some of the similarities and differences? Refer to the listening examples in the Special Focus to support your conclusions.