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I love the richness and sensitivity of the string sound and, in spite of my spare contribution to the genre, I feel when writing for a string quartet that I'm entering into the intimate core of musical communication. Kaija Saariaho

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp major, Op. 142 (1972-1973)
Jerusalem Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 14 in F-sharp major, Op. 142 (1972-1973)
Fitzwilliam Quartet
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, Op. 86 (1949)
Taneyev String Quartet (?) (Score)
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, Op. 86 (1949)
Taneyev String Quartet
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, Op. 86 (1949)
Borodin Quartet
Otto Malling (1848-1915)
Piano Trio in a minor, Op. 36 (1889)
Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, Morten Zeuthen, Amalie Malling (score)
Peter Heise (1830-1879)
Cello Sonata No. 3 in a minor (pub. (?) 1904)
Morten Zeuthen, Amalie Malling
Otto Malling (1848-1915)
Piano Trio in a minor, Op. 36 (1889)
Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, Morten Zeuthen, Amalie Malling
Otto Malling (1848-1915)
Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 80 (1903)
Copenhagen Piano Quartet
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, Op. 86 (1949)
Kopelman Quartet
Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 25, Suite (1936)
Brodsky Quartet
Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 19 (1924)
Brodsky Quartet
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Quintet in a minor, Op. 12 (1896-1897)
Adámek, Kubin Quartet Ostrava (score)
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Quintet in a minor, Op. 12 (1896-1897)
Adámek, Kubin Quartet Ostrava (score)
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Piano Quintet in a minor, Op. 12 (1896-1897)
Adámek, Kubin Quartet Ostrava (score)
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
Piano Quartet in E major, Op. 20 (1906)
Anna Zassimova, Laurent Albrecht Breuninger, Julien Heichelbech, Bernhard Lörcher
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
Piano Quartet in E major, Op. 20 (1906)
Mendelssohn Piano trio, Michael Stepniak
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
Piano Quartet in E major, Op. 20 (1906)
Daniela Cammarano, Andrea Agostinelli, Alessandro Deljavan
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in b minor, Op. 3 (1824-1825)
Fauré Quartet (score)
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87, B. 162 (1889)
Dvořák Piano Quartet
Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 51, No. 1 (1957-1958)
Sergey Kostylev, Olga Solovieva
Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)
Piano Trio in A major, Op. 39 (1947)
Borodin Trio
Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)
String Quartet No. 9 in b minor, Op. 58 (1963)
Krasni Quartet
Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)
String Quartet No. 9 in b minor, Op. 58 (1963)
Borodin Quartet
Josef Labor (1842-1924)
Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 7 (pub. 1896)
Floris Mijnders, Oliver Triendl
Josef Labor (1842-1924)
Violin Sonata in d minor, Op. 5 (c. 1890)
Nina Karmon, Oliver Triendl
Josef Labor (1842-1924)
Piano Quartet in C major, Op. 6 (1894)
Oliver Triendl, et. al.

Composers born on July 24

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Nationality: Swiss | American
Born: July 24, 1880, Geneva Died: July 15, 1959, Portland, OR (age 79)
Leo Kraft (1922-2014)
Nationality: American
Born: July 24, 1922, Brooklyn, NY Died: April 30, 2014 (age 91)
Wilfred Josephs (1927-1997)
Nationality: English
Born: July 24, 1927, Newcastle upon Tyne Died: November 17, 1997, London (age 70)
Riccardo Malipiero (1914-2003)
Nationality: Italian
Born: July 24, 1914, Milan Died: November 27, 2003, Milan (age 89)
Walter Schulthess (1894-1971)
Nationality: Swiss
Born: July 24, 1894, Zürich Died: June 23, 1971, Zürich (age 76)
Hans Chemin-Petit (1902-1981)
Nationality: German
Born: July 24, 1902, Potsdam Died: April 12, 1981, Berlin (age 78)
Luis Antonio Escobar (1925-1993)
Nationality: Columbian
Born: July 24, 1925, Villapinzón Died: September 11, 1993, Miami, FL (age 68)

Composers who died on July 24

Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971)
Nationality: English
Born: May 2, 1905, Haslingden Died: July 24, 1971, Cambridge (age 66)
Joseph Schuster (1748-1812)
Nationality: German
Born: August 11, 1748, Dresden Died: July 24, 1812, Dresden (age 63)
Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)
Nationality: Austrian
Born: February 8, 1765, Schwechat Died: July 24, 1846, Vienna (age 81)
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)
Nationality: Italian
Born: June 24, 1686, Venice Died: July 24, 1739, Brescia (age 53)
Claude Ballif (1924-2004)
Nationality: French
Born: May 22, 1924, Paris Died: July 24, 2004, Poissons (age 80)
Michael Festing (1705-1752)
Nationality: English
Born: November 29, 1705, London Died: July 24, 1752, London (age 46)
Ernest Austin (1874-1947)
Nationality: English
Born: December 31, 1874, Poplar, Middlesex Died: July 24, 1947 (age 72)
Friedrich Goldmann (1941-2009)
Nationality: German
Born: April 27, 1941, Siegmar-Schönau, Chemnitz Died: July 24, 2009, Berlin (age 68)
Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)
Nationality: American
Born: January 24, 1913, New York Died: July 24, 2008, East Hampton, NY (age 95)
Max von Schillings (1868-1933)
Nationality: German
Born: April 19, 1868, Düren Died: July 24, 1933, Berlin (age 65)
Eugène Anthiome (1836-1916)
Nationality: French
Born: August 19, 1836, Lorient Died: July 24, 1916, Versailles (age 79)

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Anton Neumann (c.1720-1776)
Nationality: German | Moravian | Czech
Born: c.1720, Brno Died: November 1, 1776 (age 56)
Joseph Burgksteiner (1730-1797)
Nationality: Austrian
Born: 1730 Died: 1797 (age 66 or 67)
Danny Elfman (born 1953)
Nationality: American
Born: May 29, 1953, Los Angeles (age 68)
Dina Koston (1940-2009)
Nationality: American
Born: 1940, Washington, D.C. Died: 2009 (age 68 or 69)
Carlos Veerhoff (1926-2011)
Nationality: German | Argentine
Born: June 3, 1926, Buenos Aires Died: February 18, 2011, Murnau (age 84)
Luigi Zaninelli (born 1932)
Nationality: American
Born: March 30, 1932, New Jersey (age 89)
Hèctor Parra (born 1976)
Nationality: Spanish | Catalan
Born: 1976, Barcelona (age 44 or 45)
František Suchý (1902-1977)
Nationality: Czech
Born: April 9, 1902, Libina u Šumperka Died: July 12, 1977, Brno (age 75)
Jaroslav Maštalíř (1906-1988)
Nationality: Czech
Born: May 1, 1906, Karviná Died: May 22, 1988, Prague (age 82)
Kurt Kunert (1911-1996)
Nationality: German
Born: July 12, 1911, Stettin Died: August 14, 1996, Erfurt (age 85)
Michi Wiancko
Nationality: American
Kati Agócs (born 1975)
Nationality: Canadian | American
Born: January, 1975, Canada (age 46)
Jaroslav Krček (born 1939)
Nationality: Czech
Born: April 22, 1939, Čtyři Dvory (age 82)
Cindy Cox (born 1961)
Nationality: American
Born: 1961 (age 59 or 60)
Clarice Assad (born 1978)
Nationality: Brazilian | American
Born: February 9, 1978 (age 43)