ANTON FERDINAND TITZ (1742-1810): String Quartets No. 4 in C Minor and No. 5 in D Minor (from "6 Quartets" 1781), No. 1 in G and No. 3 in A Minor (from "6 Quartets" 1802).
Catalogue Number: 03J035
Description: The earlier group of quartets here were the first to be composed in Russia although they were not published until much later, in 1781. They are early Viennese in style (the Fifth only has two movements) while the examples from the later group (publ. 1802) use sonata form in their first movements and exhibit a more rigorous construction. Hoffmeister Quartet.