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Leonid Sabaneyev (1881-1968)

Trio Impromptu for Piano Trio, Op.4

Extraordinarily powerful and full of the angst of pre-revolution Russia, combines romanticism with Russian futurism

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

String Quartet No.1 in e minor, Op.112

Hailed as a masterwork upon its premiere. This is a Saint-Saens you have not heard. Original and powerful.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.153

One of his last works. In part, a light-hearted neo-classical tribute to Mozart. Fun to play and full of surprises.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Piano Trio No.1 in F Major, Op.18

A fresh, gay, and boisterous work of originality. A good choice for professionals & amateurs alike.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Piano Trio No.2 in e minor, Op.92

Considered by many to be the finest French piano trio of the 19th century. A wonderful work by a master composer.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Piano Quartet No.2 in B flat Major, Op.41

An unqualified masterwork which can stand with the best of this genre. Superb part-writing, exciting and well done.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.14

A youthful, energetic work full or originality and unusual sonic touches which make it a very attractive piece.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Berceuse for Violin & Piano in B flat Major, Op.38

A lovely calm and serene work with a hauntingly memorable melody.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Triptyque for Violin & Piano, Op.136

Three wonderfully contrasting character pieces compose this charming suite.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Elegie No.1 for Violin & Piano, Op.143

A surprising work which moves from the reflective and calm to the highly charged & dramatic. For the recital hall.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Elegie No. 2 for Violin & Piano, Op.160

An amazing work for an 85 year old. This lovely and by turns powerful work is a recital piece par excellence.

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Violin Sonata No.1 in d minor, Op.75

Once compared to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata because of its brilliance. The finale could serve alone as an encore

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Violin Sonata No.2 in E flat Major, Op.102

Genial and relaxed. Full of charm with unusual modulations. A lovely work.

Rosario Scalero (1870-1954)

Violin Sonata in d minor, Op.12

David Mannes founder of the Mannes School of Music hailed it as beautiful & rich in classical musical mastery.

Dirk Schäfer (1873-1931)

Piano Quintet in D flat Major, Op.5

A big, powerful, dramatic later romantic work of the first order. Definitely belongs in the repertoire & concert halls

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Violin Sonata in b minor, Op.110

An unqualified late romantic masterwork. Highly original, dramatic, powerful. Hear the sound-bites.

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Cello Sonata in g minor, Op.116

First rate late romantic gem. Dark & brooding, wonderfully written.  A good choice for the recital hall

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Piano Trio No.1 in c# minor, Op.100

Dark, brooding & powerful with compelling ideas & excellent part writing. A good choice for professionals & amateurs alike

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Piano Trio No.2 in G Major, Op.112

Recommended for both concert performance & amateurs, a superb late Romantic trio, lovely melodies & fine part writing

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Trio for Violin, Viola & Piano in e minor, Op.121

One of the very best works for this under served combination. A late romantic gem. Good for concert or home

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

Piano Quintet in b minor, Op.118

A superb, absolutely first rate late Romantic masterwork. Powerful, dramatic, lyrical, expressive. Not to be missed.

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

String Quartet No.1 in d minor, Op.117

Very fine, first rate, rich late romantic work. Excellent part writing for all with appealing melodies.

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)

String Quartet No.2 in D Major, Op.120

Another first rate, late romantic quartet. Good part-writing, fine melodies. Certainly deserves to be heard.

Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)

Cello Sonata in e minor, Op.46

A rich, full-blooded romantic work, very well written for the cello. First class and convincing melodies.. A fine work.

Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)

Piano Trio No.1 in f# minor, Op.1

Acclaimed from the day it was published, an instant success in the concert hall. A very mid romantic fine work.

Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)

Piano Trio No.2 in a minor, Op.45

Hard to believe that a superb work such as this fell into oblivion. Masterful and first rate in every way.

Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)

Piano Quartet in F Major, Op.37

A powerful and dramatic masterwork of the romantic literature. It belongs in the concert hall.

Paul Scheinpflug (1874-1939)

String Quartet in c minor, Op.16

Few quartets are superior to this late romantic masterwork in emotional intensity and sense of climax.

Max von Schillings (1874-1939)

String Quartet in e minor (1887)

A first rate, late romantic work with tinges of Hugo Wolf. Finely constructed with good part-writing for all.

Max von Schillings (1874-1939)

String Quintet (2 Violas) in E flat Major, Op.32

A post romantic early modern (1917) work, still tonal, dramatic and powerful. Excellent concert hall choice.

Leander Schlegel (1844-1913)

Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.34

Called the Dutch Brahms by Brahms' owner biographer, a fine late-romantic work which belongs in the recital hall.

Franz Schmidt (1874-1939)

String Quartet No.1 in A Major

A post-Brucknerian masterpiece. Leisurely, graceful and written on a big tonal canvas with very original ideas.

Johann Schobert (c.1720-1767)

Piano Trio in F Major, Op.16 No.4

A historically important transitional work between the trio sonata and modern piano trio. Well-written & appealing.

Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)

String Quartet No.1 in D Major

An engaging neo-classical quartet with Mozartian tendencies, by turns lyrical and playful with surprises.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet or Piano Trio

Schoenberg's most well-known work from his tonal period. A late, ultra post romantic work.

Johann Schrammel (1850-1893)

Kunst und Natur March for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Schrammelmusik came to be regarded as more Viennese than Strauss waltzes!

Johann Schrammel (1850-1893)

Wien bleibt Wien March for String Quartet

Probably the most famous march to ever come out of Vienna. A work heard by many but few know what it is.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Quintet (2Vc or Vc & Kb in C Major, D.956

We offer this famous quintet in the standard version as well as a superb version for cello and BASS.

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Piano Trio in g minor, Op.17

A fine mid Romantic work in the tradition of Mendelssohn. Lovely melodies and good part writing.

Georg Schumann (1866-1952)

Piano Trio No.1 in F Major, Op.25

A late Romantic (1899) masterpiece. Superb from start to finish. Belongs in the repertoire & in the concert hall.

Bernhard Sekles (1872-1934)

Divertimento for String Quartet, Op.20

An outstanding work in a lighter vein. Post-Brahmsian 1911. Original and fresh. A good candidate for performance.

Adrien-François Servais (1807-1866)

Souvenir de Spa for Cello & Piano, Op.2

A very showy recital piece from the mid-romantic era full of wonderful melodies and unusual techical wizzardry.

Adrien-François Servais (1807-1866)

Fantasy on the Barber of Seville for Cello & Piano,

A virtuoso recital piece par excellence from the man Berlioz & Mendelssohn called the Paganini of the cello.

Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914)

Piano Quintet No.1 in f minor, Op.4

Massive, Monumental and very original sounding. A superb work which wears well and will triumph in concert.

Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914)

Piano Quintet No.2 in B flat Major, Op.5

Another bit and original work with advanced tonalities, unusual rhythm and fresh ideas.

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)

String Quartet No.1 in a minor, Op.2

The first of this little known but important 20th century Russian composer. An impressive & original work.

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)

String Quartet No.2 in B flat Major, Op.19

An engaging work which combines traditional tonality with polytonality to achieve an original sounding work.

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)

String Quartet No.3 in e minor, Op.28

Dedicated to his teacher Nikolai Myaskovsky, the quartet veers from lyricism interspersed with angular modernism.

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)

String Quartet No.4 in g minor, Op.29

Dedicated to the memory of Sergei Taneyev, combines Russian modernism with themes of Borodin & Gliere

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)

String Quartet No.5 in f minor, Op.33 "The Slavonic"

One of the most important quartets in the Soviet literature, as good as the best of Shostakovich. Belongs in the repertoire.

Percy Sherwood (1866-1939)

Cello Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.10

A first class, late romantic work NOT influenced by Brahms. Excellent writing, by turns powerful, lyrical and exciting.

Percy Sherwood (1866-1939)

Drei Stücke for Cello & Piano, Op.14

Three marvelous character pieces, an evocative Legend, charming Intermezzo and exciting Saltarello.

William Shield (1748-1829)

String Trio No.1 in E flat Major (1796)

The first of a set of six. Influenced by the Mannheim School & Haydn, the finale is an interesting set of Slavonic variations.

William Shield (1748-1829)

3 String Trios Nos. 7-9 from 1811

In this set of trios, Shield introduces dances & forms not heard before in England such as the Siciliano & the Waltz

William Shield (1748-1829)

String Quartet No.6 in c minor, Op.3 No.6

An historically important and interesting example from the early British classical era.

Andrei Shtogarenko (1902-1992)

Armenian Sketches for String Quartet

Original and exotic masterwork evoking the sounds and instruments of Central Asia. Listen tor the sound-bites.

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Piano Trio in C Major, "Lovissa"

Though an early work, it is mature, full of fine melodies and in the style of the mid Romantic movement.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Suite for Violin & Piano in F Major, Op.14

Shows off both instruments stunningly. Powerful and thrusting. An excellent recital work.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Violin Sonata in C Major, Op.12

A huge work full of drama and virtuosity. Powerful with a thrilling finale uses a Norwegian dance tune

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Violin Sonata in F Major, Op.73

Sinding at his romantic best. Full of lovely melodies, flourishes and fine writing.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Piano Trio No.2 in a minor, Op.64

Heroic and highly romantic, combining elements of Nordic folk music with elements of the New German School.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Piano Trio No.3 in C Major, Op.87

A late romantic work by turns stormy and dramatic, then calm and lovely lyrical melodies grace this trio

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Serenade No.1 in G for 2 Violins & Piano, Op.56

One of the best works ever for this combination. Original ideas coupled with powerful tone color. Highly romantic.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Serenade No.2 in A for 2 Violins & Piano, Op.92

Everything said about Serenade No.1 applies here as well. Among the very best for this combination every written.

Christian Sinding (1856-1941)

Piano Quintet in e minor, Op.5

Admired by Tchaikovsky, Busoni, Sibelius, and many others, this work is a fresh and original masterpiece.

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Romance for Cello & Piano Op.16 No.1

A, lyrical work which makes a appealing shorter recital work or encore.

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Serenade for String Trio in D Major, Op.33

A neo-classical masterwork for String Trio. Clever & original would make an outstanding concert choice.

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Etude de Concert for String Quartet, Op.5

Dedicated to and intended as an encore for the famous Bohemian String Quartet. Very fine.

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Scherzo for String Quartet, Op.8

A light and charming Mendelssohnian pieces which would make the perfect encore.

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

String Quartet in D Major, Op.27

A major work from a  fresh & individual voice. Late post Brahmsian romantic work in Northern Italian idiom.

Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

Albumblätter for Viola & Piano, Op.39

Six charming, short works from the late romantic era which show off the different facets of the viola

Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

Three Fantasy Pieces Viola & Piano, Op.58

Three atmospheric character pieces in the best tradition of the genre. Very appealing works.

Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

Piano Trio No.1, Op.63 No.1

A concert work which makes no technical demands yet is perfect. A little gem reminiscent of Brahms & Schumann.

Hans Sitt (1850-1922)

Piano Trio No.2, Op.63 No.2

Shows the influence of Brahms without being imitative. A short but first-rate romantic trio deserving of performance.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Cello Sonata in A Major, Op.58

A worthy edition to the cellist's repertoire from this gifted Scandinavian melodist.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Two Lyrical Pieces for Violin & Piano WoO

Each piece has a lovely, romantic vocal quality. Either makes a fine encore, together a nice recital piece.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Four Lyrical Poems for Violin & Piano, Op.3

Considered the equal of Hugo Wolf as a master of the art song, these lovely, romantic works for violin show why.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Three Songs for Violin & Piano, Op.12

Collection of three of the composer's best loved songs transcribed by the famous Swedish Violinist Tor Aulin

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Four Songs for Violin & Piano, Op.16

2nd Collection transcribed by Tor Aulin. These are wonderfully melodic, romantic and highly effective works

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Three Songs for Violin & Piano, Op.22

3rd Collection by Aulin. Each of these works is a gem. Can be played together in place of a sonata or alone as encores.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Album Collection of All Ten Songs for Violin & Piano

All of the Songs transcribed by Tor Aulin from the above three collections offered at a very attractive price

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Two Fantasy Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.27

Two wonderfully written. Can be played together in place of short sonata or separately as encores

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Poème for Violin & Piano, Op.40

In the tradition of such works created by Liszt & Co. Highly evocative, romantic, poetic but also playful & light-hearted

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Morceau de Concert for Violin & Piano, Op.45

Intended as a recital hall vehicle, it juxtapositions a slow romance with fiery fast section. Very effective.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Violin Sonata No.1 in g minor, Op.19

Dramatic, lyrical and highly romantic, this fine work belongs in the standard sonata repertoire.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Violin Sonata No.2 in e minor, Op.24

By turns romantic, restless, lyrical and dramatic, here is another romantic work which deserves to be heard

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Violin Sonata No.3 in g minor, Op.32

This superb work not only belongs in the recital hall but would be an adornment to any violinist's repertoire

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Violin Sonata No.4 in e minor, Op.47

Top notch, sure to win high praise in the recital hall. Beautiful writing, brimming with fresh & fine ideas.

Emil Sjögren (1853-1918)

Violin Sonata No.5 in a minor, Op.61

A lovely, autumnal work and like the other four a candidate for the recital hall.

Julia Smith (1911-1989)

Trio Cornwall for Violin, Cello and Piano

The Chamber Music Journal calls it a first rate 20th century American work. Very appealing, great in performance.

Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

Cello Sonata in a minor, Op.5

Brahmsian, a work about tone color and not virtuoso techical effects. It belongs in the standard repertoire.

Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

String Quintet (2Vc) in E Major, Op.1

With fresh and original-sounding themes, a very welcome addition to the late romantic cello quintet literature.

Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

String Quartet in e minor (1912)

Very unusual in conception with very modern tonalities  though within entirely traditional tonal framework

Johann Sobeck (1831-1914)

Wind Quintet No.1 in F Major, Op.9

A fresh and original sounding work written in the idiom of the mid romantic era with grateful solos for all.

Nikolai Sokolov (1859-1922)

String Trio in d minor, Op.45

One of the very few late Russian romantic string trios by the Belaiev Composers. Well written with pleasant melodies.

Nikolai Sokolov (1859-1922)

String Quartet No.1 in F Major, Op.7

A typical work of Rimsky-Korsakov's Belaiev Composers. Ingratiating melodies, fine part-writing and fun to play.

Nikolai Sokolov (1859-1922)

String Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op.14

The same comments from String Quartet No.1 also apply to this very appealing work.

Nikolai Sokolov (1859-1922)

String Quartet No.3 in d minor, Op.20

This is one of the very best late Russian Romantic era quartets. Belongs in the concert hall but great for amateurs

Nikolai Sokolov (1859-1922)

Serenade for String Quintet (2Vla), Op.3

A charming work intended as a gift for the publisher & violist M.P. Belaiev using the B-La-F motif as a theme.

Willibald Sommer (1846-1935)

String Trio No.2 in d minor, Op.5

Fine romantic work with excellent part writing and effective use of themes. A valuable repertoire addition

Susan Spain-Dunk (1880-1962)

Phantasy for String Quartet in d minor

Powerful and well written first rate work which absolutely deserves performance in the concert hall.

Johannes Spech (1767-1836))

String Quartet in g minor, Op.2 No.1

The first of three Haydnesque quartets by one of his better students. Appealing melodies and good part writing.

Hermann Spielter (1860-1925)

Little Serenade for String Trio in G Major, Op.32

Lovely, late romantic short work, suitable for an encore. Easy to play with good part writing

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Piano Trio No.1 in e minor, Op.119

Because of its use of the strings, especially the cello being given the real bass, this trio created a sensation on premiere

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Piano Trio No.2 in F Major, Op.123

Charming melodies given to all the voices, this work is typical of Spohr's chamber music style.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Piano Trio No.3 in a minor, Op.124

One of Spohr's very best chamber works. Excellent part writing, original ideas, and tuneful melodies.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Piano Trio No.4 in B flat Major, Op.133

Lighter in mood than most of his piano trios with flowing melodies and typical Spohrian rhythms.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Piano Trio No.5 in g minor, Op.142

Dark and restless, reflecting his unhappiness with the failure of the 1848 Revolution. Appealing melodies

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op.4 No.1

Though an early work (1806) and his 1st string quartet, the work shows many of the features of his later compositions

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.2 in c minor, Op.4 No.2

In the tradition of Mozart and the Beethoven Op.18 quartets, Spohr puts his own stamp on this fine 1806 work

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.13 in e minor, Op.45 No.2

Among his most popular quartets among both amateurs and professionals. Was in the repertoire for many years.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.20 in a minor, Op.74 No.1

Considered to be among Spohr's best quartets. Tuneful with good part-writing. Early Romantic style.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.21 in B flat Major, Op.74 No.2

2nd of a set of 3 considered to be among his best. Typical Spohr with appealing melodies and good part writing.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quartet No.35 in E flat Major, Op.155

From his late period. A graceful, charming work written in a quasi neo-classical style. Good part writing for all.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

String Quintet No.2 (2 Violas)in G Major, Op.33 No.2

From the end of his early period, dating from 1814. Full of lovely melodies. An ingratiating work.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Double Quartet No.1 in d minor, Op.65

The 1st of Spohr's ground-breaking works using 2 Qts as separate choirs rather than an octet. Tuneful & appealing.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Double Quartet No.2 in E flat Major, Op.77

More intimate than the First, with warm melodies, it makes and attractive contrasting partner to either No.1 or No.3

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Double Quartet No.3 in e minor, Op.87

Much acclaimed it is written for 2 Qts as rather than an octet. Excellent substitute for Mendelssohn Octet in concert.

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Fantasy & Variations for Clarinet & Strings, Op.81

A wonderful vehicle for the clarinet, yet the strings are not ignored and are given some very good opportunities

Louis Spohr (1784-1859)

Nonet in F Major for Winds & Strings, Op.31

The first of its kind and rightly considered a masterpiece and one of the treasures of the chamber music literature.

Carl Stamitz (1745-1801)

Quartet for Clarinet or Oboe & Strings in E flat, Op.8 No.4

From the leading exponent of the Mannheim School of composition. A fine early Mozartean work.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

3 Intermezzi for Clarinet (Vln or Vc) & Piano, Op.13

3 superb character pieces. Each version excellent. The clarinet version anticipates Brahms by more than a decade!

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Cello Sonata No.2 in d minor, Op.39

Painted in somber and dark colors, sometimes brooding, this powerful work would do well in the recital hall.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Piano Trio No.1 in E Flat Major, Op.35

An excellent romantic work, elegant, with lovely melodies and a very exciting finale.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Piano Trio No.2 in g minor, Op.73

A rich, full-blooded romantic work of the highest quality. Fine part-writing and satisfying melodies

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Piano Trio No.3 in A Major, Op.158

A late romantic mature work finely shaped, with  appealing melodies and original ideas.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Piano Quartet No.1 in F Major, Op.15

A 1st class work from the mid-late romantic period that can stand comparison with just about any other piano quartet.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Piano Quintet in d minor, Op.25

After the Brahms, Dvorak & Schumann, this superb quintet must be placed near the very top of its class.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

String Quartet No.1 in G Major, Op.44

Takes its inspiration from Mendelssohn & Schubert. Wonderful melodies and superb part-writing.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

String Quartet No.2 in a minor, Op.45

A top-notch work that belongs in the repertoire yet will also be a pleasure to amateurs.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

String Quintet in F Major, Op.85

Full of rich melodies, many based on Irish folk music, and excellent part-writing. A fine addition to the repertoire

Maximilian Steinberg (1883-1946)

String Quartet No.1 in A Major, Op.5

This fine work blends the Russian Nationalist School of Korsakov with current Central European developments

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

Violin Sonata in a minor, Op.19

A charming and intimate work full of lovely romantic melodies, many tinged with folkloric flavor.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op.2

Combines late romantic passion with classical restraint. The first of his towering set of six quartets.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.2 in c minor, Op.14

Power, pathos, drama, excitement, sorrow, beauty--it is all here in the late romantic idiom of this extraordinary work.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.18

A very powerful, late romantic masterpiece. One of the best quartets written between those of Brahms & Bartok.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.4 in a minor, Op.25

Called one of the "Mightiest Quartets in the history of Swedish Music." Highly original with great power.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.5 in C, Op.25 "Serenade"

Lighter in nature, the brilliant and humorous Serenade has one of the best sets of variations in the entire literature.

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

String Quartet No.6 in d minor, Op.35

With Beethoven's Late Qts before him, S. succeeds in creating a modern work with similar emotions & depth

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

Allegro Brillante for Piano Quartet in E flat Major

Intended by the composer for concert performance this is a warm and engaging work with excellent part writing.

Richard Stöhr (1874-1967)

String Quartet No.1 in d minor, Op.22

Fine post romantic work. Fresh and original with gentle modern tendencies. Excellent part writing.

Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946)

Cello Sonata in A Major, Op.18

A late Romantic (1894) masterwork which belongs in the repertoire and the recital hall.

Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946)

Violin Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.13

A late romantic-early modern work by one of Poland's most important early 20th century composers.

Zygmunt Stojowski (1870-1946)

Violin Sonata No.2 in E flat Major, Op.37

A wonderful early modern (1912) work full of lovely melody and superb writing. Belongs in the recital hall. First rate.

Ewald Straesser (1867-1933)

String Quartet No.1 in e minor, Op.12 No.1

A late romantic era work, surprisingly original, full of unusual effects and ideas.

Ewald Straesser (1867-1933)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.12 No.2

Highly original, combines elements of Mozartean classicism with stormy late romanticism and rhythms.

Ewald Straesser (1867-1933)

String Quartet No.3 in B flat Major, Op.15

It explores new limits of traditional through the use of dissonances. Unusual and original in conception.

Ewald Straesser (1867-1933)

String Quartet No.4 in e minor, Op.42

A first rate and highly original & beautiful modern work using traditional tonalities but altering conventions.

Ewald Straesser (1867-1933)

String Quartet No.5 in g minor, Op.52

Taking the listener to what critics called a New World of tonality. An outstanding modern work. Should be performed

Eduard Strauss (1835-1916)

Unter der Enns Polka for String Quartet

The youngest Strauss brother, Eduard excelled at fast polkas which Unter der Enns is--and one of the best anywhere.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Annen Polka for String Qt / Piano Trio or Piano Qnt

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A light, charming "Polka Français"--elegant and graceful.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

The Blue Danube Waltzes for String Quartet or Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Here is a work which needs no further description.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Demolierer Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A lovely Polka which commemorates the uniting of Old & New Vienna

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Vergnugungszug Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A fast Polka which describes the pleasurable day train trips the Viennese took

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Overture to Die Fledermaus for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. All of the tunes from one of the World's most beloved operas.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald for String Quartet

This famous set of beautiful waltzes is known as Tales from the Vienna Woods to English speakers.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltzes) for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. This superb set of waltzes is justly famous and well-beloved.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Kunstlerleben (Artist's Life) Waltzes for String Qt

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Called the twin of the Blue Danube, here is another set of superb waltzes.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Leichtes Blut Polka for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Lively, high-spirited, this polka is fun to play and makes a brilliant encore.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Liebeslieder Waltzes for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Once of Strauss' most charming set of waltzes.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Morgenblätter Waltzes for Piano Quintet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. One of his best larger waltz compositions. Charming and captivating.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Stadt und Land Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A stately Polka mazur and  well-known and beloved work.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka for Str Qt / Pno Qnt etc.

One of the most famous polkas in 4 different arrangements: String Qt, Pno Qnt (Pno, 2Vln, Vc & Kb) or clarinet or flute.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Wine, Women & Song Waltzes for String Qt or Quintet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Among the most beloved and famous set of waltzes Strauss ever wrote.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Wiener Blut Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. One of the most famous set of waltzes Strauss ever wrote.

Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

Wiener Bonbons Waltzes for Piano Qnt, also Cln & Fl

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Another beloved and famous set of waltzes. Also versions with clarinet and flute

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Bajaderen Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A lovely series of waltzes from the orignal Waltz King of Vienna.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Ballnacht Galopp for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. The galopp is the fastest of Viennese dances. Evokes old Vienna

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Cachucha Galopp for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. The galopp is the fastest of Viennese dances. This one's a real mover.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Champagne Galopp for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Perfect for New Year's, Weddings or any time music of celebration is called for.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Exeter Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A rousing, kick up your heels dance, with the traditional Viennese touch.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Gabrielen Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Another set of lovely series of waltzes from the orignal Waltz King of Vienna.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Gitana Galopp for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A very attractive Viennese fast dance which gained great popularity.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Hof-Ball-Tänze for 3 Vln & Vc or String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Another very typical and beloved set of Viennese dances from the 1830's.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Jugendfeuer Galopp for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A kick up your heels, toe-tapping work that makes an excellent encore.

Johann Strauss, Sr.  (1804-1849)

Kettenbrücke Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. One of the earliest and most beloved of Strauss Sr's wonderful waltz sets.

Johann Strauss, Sr.  (1804-1849)

Radetzky March for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Probably the most famous piece he ever wrote. Played throughout the world.

Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804-1849)

Salon Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Light and elegant and full of Viennese charm.

Johann Strauss, Sr.  (1804-1849)

Sperl Polka for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A charming Viennese polka named after the famous Sperl Dance Hall.

Johann Strauss, Sr.  (1804-1849)

Wiener Gemüts Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. One of the most famous and beloved set of waltzes that Senior wrote.

Josef Strauss  (1827-1870)

Sehnsucht Polka mazur for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A moody and sensitive cross between the polka and the mazurka

Josef Strauss  (1827-1870)

Die guten, alten Zeiten Waltzes for String Quartet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A wonderful set of sentimental Waltzes conjuring up Old Vienna.

Richard Strauss (1874-1935)

Violin Sonata in E flat Major, Op.18

A big, powerful work composed during his transitional period (1887), combining classical with his newer effots.

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

String Quartet in A Major, Op.2

Early Strauss. Influenced by Mendelssohn, yet with many original and fresh twists and melodies. Good to play

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Piano Quartet in c minor, Op.13

From the end of his early period, but a fully mature and fresh work which makes a welcome addition to the literature.

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat for Clarinet, Violin & Piano

Superbly arranged by Stravinsky himself for a chamber music festival and every bit as effective as the original.

Heinrich Strecker  (1883-1981)

Drunt in der Lobau for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. Based on a famous Viennese nostalgic song of Old Vienna.

George Templeton Strong (1856-1915)

String Trio for 2 Violins & Viola in D Major, Op.21

Beautifully written and humorous, like the Sorcerer's Apprentice describes a teacher & his unruly students.

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Four Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.17

A fine suite of character pieces of widely varying moods and styles which can be played separately or together.

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Piano Trio in c minor, Op.2

A youthful, fresh work with one foot firmly in the old romantic camp and the other heading in new directions.

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Piano Quartet in a minor, Op.1

A great work full of spirit and energy that belongs in the concert hall and repertoire but great for amateurs too

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Piano Quintet in g minor, Op.8

Powerful and dramatic, a masterwork for this ensemble, full of fine melodies and excellent part-writing

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

3 Pieces for String Quartet (1888-1897)

Three charming early works which can be played as a short suite or individually as encores.

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

String Quartet No.1, Op.11

A post Dvorak master quartet that is both romantic and an early example of Czech modernism.

Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Meditation on an Old Bohemian Choral for String Qt

A work intended to ignite the smoldering Czech nationalist movement. Four part harmony with free development.

Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

Romance for String Quartet

A short, charming early work from Sullivan's Leipzig days, has the flavor and grace of a Mendelssohn intermezzo.

Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

Duo Concertante for Cello and Piano, Op.2

A lovely recital piece in the Mendelssohnian tradition. Beautiful melodies takes excellent advantage of the cello.

Franz von Suppé (1819-1895)

Poet & Peasant Overture for Piano Quintet

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. A wonderful arrangement of this ever popular audience pleasing overture.

Hermann Suter (1870-1926)

String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op.1

A very original sounding work, advanced for its time (1900) combining late Romantic elements with post romantic

Hermann Suter (1870-1926)

String Quartet No.2 in c sharp minor, Op.10

Hailed by critics as a early 20th century successor to the Late Beethoven Quartets. Bold and highly original.

Hermann Suter (1870-1926)

String Quartet No.3 in G Major, Op.20

Known in German lands as the 'Call of the Blackbird', this innovative & appealing work is an extensive Idyll.

Hermann Suter (1870-1926)

String Sextet in C Major, Op.18

First rate late romantic, post Brahmsian. Highly praised by critics and strongly recommended for concert performance

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

String Quartet in a minor, Op.1

Full of youthful exuberance. Hailed by critics. Unusual mix of Norse & Hungarian melody.

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

String Quintet (2Vla) in C Major, Op.5

A fresh work from the mid romantic period in the Leipzig tradition and with tinges of Norse melody.

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

String Octet in A Major, Op.3

By general consensus, one of the best octets ever written. Should not be missed by either amateur or professional.

Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998)

Piano Trio in a minor, Op.6

Winner of the 1946 Stalin Prize, a masterpiece in the tradition of Shostakovich. A must for concert. Not to be missed.

Józef Szulc (1875-1956))

Violin Sonata in a minor, Op.61

A fine original sounding work combining late romanticism with more modern trends to create an interesting work.

 

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