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Saint-SaŽns: String Quartets ()

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composed by Camille Saint-SaŽns

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  1. String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Op. 112
  2. String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 153
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The two string quartets of Camille Saint-SaŽns are not among the deathless masterpieces in the genre, but they offer enough entertaining and agreeable music to be regarded as minor classics of chamber music. The String Quartet in E minor, Op. 112, and the String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 153, share the craftsmanship, intellectual rigor, and tastefulness that are characteristic of Saint-SaŽns' conservative style. Yet these pieces are largely melodic and homophonic in orientation and have relatively little of the ...