The String Quartet - the quintessential contrapuntal medium?

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String Quartets (Complete)/Aeolian Quartet
1.  String Quartets (Complete)/Aeolian Quartet by Joseph Haydn
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  "Endless variety.  A lifetime of listening."
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Mozart: Complete Edition Box 7: String Quartets, Quintets (11 CDs)
2.  Mozart: Complete Edition Box 7: String Quartets, Quintets (11 CDs) by Quartetto Italiano
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  "Walking on air"
£54.99   Used & New from: £38.49

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (10 CDs)
3.  Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (10 CDs) by Ludwig van Beethoven
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  "Cornerstone of the Universe"
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Schubert: The Last Four Quartets including Death and the Maiden, Rosamunde, Quartettsatz
4.  Schubert: The Last Four Quartets including Death and the Maiden, Rosamunde, Quartettsatz by Franz Schubert
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  "Sweet and Sad"
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Debussy; Ravel: String Quartets
5.  Debussy; Ravel: String Quartets by Claude Debussy
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  "Typically paired.  Unbearable Nostalgia"
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Schoenberg: Complete String Quartets 1, 2, 3, 4
6.  Schoenberg: Complete String Quartets 1, 2, 3, 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
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  "Paradoxical.  Neurotic yet Powerful"
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Bartók: The String Quartets (2 CDs)
7.  Bartók: The String Quartets (2 CDs) by Takács Quartet
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  "Master of Modernity"
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Shostakovich: The String Quartets
8.  Shostakovich: The String Quartets by Dmitry Shostakovich
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  "Bleak descent into the icy depths of the Russian Soul"
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String Quartet (Kronos Quartet)
9.  String Quartet (Kronos Quartet) by Witold Lutoslawski
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  "The most intense 26 minutes of polyphony I know"
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Tippett: The 5 String Quartets (The Lindsays)
10.  Tippett: The 5 String Quartets (The Lindsays) by Michael Tippett
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  "Gateways to other worlds"
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Ligeti: String Quartets & Duets
11.  Ligeti: String Quartets & Duets by Gyorgy Ligeti
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  "Bartok lives on"
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Arditti String Quartet
12.  Arditti String Quartet by KTC 2507 - DELETED
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  "Still haven't cracked these"
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Birtwistle: Pulse Shadows
13.  Birtwistle: Pulse Shadows by Harrison Birtwistle
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  "Quartet with voice and other instruments - amazing"
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Tan Dun: Ghost Opera
14.  Tan Dun: Ghost Opera by Tan Dun
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  "Interpid Kronos with Chinese voice and strange instruments"
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