100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works

Criteria: Classical Chamber Works are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.
Classical Chamber Music
1. String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
• Ludwig van Beethoven
2. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, D 956
• Franz Schubert
3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
• Johannes Brahms
5. String Quartet No. 14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden", D 810
• Franz Schubert
6. Piano Quintet in A major "Trout", D 667
• Franz Schubert
7. String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major and Grosse Fugue, Op. 130 and Op. 133
• Ludwig van Beethoven
8. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
• Johannes Brahms
9. String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
• Ludwig van Beethoven
10. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in G minor, K 516
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
11. String Quartet No. 12 in F major "American", Op. 96
• Antonín Dvořák
12. String Quartet No. 19 in C major "Dissonance", K 465
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13. Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
• Ludwig van Beethoven
14. String Quartet No. 2 in D major "Nocturne"
• Alexander Borodin
15. Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20
• Felix Mendelssohn
16. String Quartet in C major, Op. 76 No. 3 "Emperor"
• Joseph Haydn
17. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
• Robert Schumann
18. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
• Johannes Brahms
19. Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D 898
• Franz Schubert
20. String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Sz 91
• Béla Bartók
21. String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
• Dmitri Shostakovitch
22. String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
• Ludwig van Beethoven
23. Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4
• Arnold Schoenberg
24. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in C major, K 515
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
25. Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D 929
• Franz Schubert
26. String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4 "Sunrise"
• Joseph Haydn
27. String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2 "Quinten"
• Joseph Haydn
28. String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major "Hunt", K 458
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29. String Quartet No. 9 in C major "Hero", Op. 59 No. 3
• Ludwig van Beethoven
30. String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2
• Ludwig van Beethoven
31. String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1
• Ludwig van Beethoven
32. String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
• Claude Debussy
33. String Quartet in F major, M 35
• Maurice Ravel
34. Quatuor pour la fin du temps
• Olivier Messiaen
35. String Quartet No. 13 in A minor "Rosamunde", D 804
• Franz Schubert
36. String Quartet No. 3 in C sharp major, Sz 85
• Béla Bartók
37. Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky", Op. 90
• Antonín Dvořák
38. Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114
• Johannes Brahms
39. String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life", JB 1:105
• Bedrich Smetana
40. Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, D 803
• Franz Schubert
41. Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
• Antonín Dvořák
42. String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Sz 102
• Béla Bartók
43. String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127
• Ludwig van Beethoven
44. String Quartet in D major, Op. 76 No. 5 "Largo"
• Joseph Haydn
45. Lyric Suite for String Quartet, Op. 3
• Alban Berg
46. String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters", JW VII/13
• Leos Janácek
47. Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
48. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
• Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
49. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
• Felix Mendelssohn
50. String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1
• Johannes Brahms
51. Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5
• Anton Webern
52. String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata", JW 7/8
• Leos Janácek
53. String Quartet No. 6 in D major, Sz 114
• Béla Bartók
54. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in D major, K 593
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
55. Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
• Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
56. Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
57. Italian Serenade in G major, WW XV / 3
• Hugo Wolf
58. Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
• Dmitri Shostakovich
59. String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K 421
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
60. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26
• Johannes Brahms
61. Octet for Wind Instruments
• Igor Stravinsky
62. Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major, K 563
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
63. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
• Anton Arensky
64. String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K 387
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
65. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Sz 67
• Béla Bartók
66. Piano Trio in A minor, M 67
• Maurice Ravel
67. String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 33 No. 2 "The Joke"
• Joseph Haydn
68. String Sextet No. 2 in G major "Agathe", Op. 36
• Johannes Brahms
69. Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
• Robert Schumann
70. String Quartet No. 18 in A major, K 464
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
71. Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40
• Johannes Brahms
72. String Quartet No. 3
• Elliott Carter
73. Trois Pieces Breves for Woodwind Quintet, IJI 42
• Jacques Ibert
74. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
• Felix Mendelssohn
75. Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
• Gabriel Fauré
76. String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D 887
• Franz Schubert
77. String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No. 4
• Joseph Haydn
78. Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
• Johannes Brahms
79. Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
• Dmitri Shostakovich
80. Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100
• Francis Poulenc
81. String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major, Op. 105
• Antonín Dvořák
82. String Trio, Op. 45
• Arnold Schoenberg
83. Piano Quintet in F minor, M 7
• Cesar Franck
84. String Quartet No. 2
• Elliott Carter
85. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
• Johannes Brahms
86. String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 "Lark"
• Joseph Haydn
87. String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major, K 428 (K 421b)
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
88. Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op. 24 No. 2
• Paul Hindemith
89. Keyboard Trio in G major, Op. 73 No. 2 "Gypsy"
• Joseph Haydn
90. String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7
• Béla Bartók
91. Woodwind Quintet, Op. 43
• Carl Nielsen
92. Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
• Ludwig van Beethoven
93. Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet, M 46
• Maurice Ravel
94. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, CD 145
• Claude Debussy
95. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 "Werther"
• Johannes Brahms
96. Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
• Anton Webern
97. Piano Trio No. 4 in D major "Ghost", Op. 70
• Ludwig van Beethoven
98. String Quartet in F major, Op. 77 no. 2
• Joseph Haydn
99. String Quartet No. 12 in C minor "Quartettsatz", D 703
• Franz Schubert
100. String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
• Johannes Brahms
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101. String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
• Arnold Schoenberg
102. String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K 575
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
103. String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 No. 1
• Joseph Haydn
104. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43
• Francis Poulenc
105. String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major "Harp", Op. 74
• Ludwig van Beethoven
106. Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
• Johannes Brahms
107. Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K.493
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
108. Black Angels for Electric String Quartet
• George Crumb
109. String Quartet in D minor "Voces Intimae", Op. 56
• Jean Sibelius
110. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello No. 1 in F major, Op. 88 "Spring"
• Johannes Brahms
111. String Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1
• Joseph Haydn
112. String Quartet No. 11 in F minor "Serioso", Op. 95
• Ludwig van Beethoven
113. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in F major, WAB 112
• Anton Bruckner
114. Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
• Bedrich Smetana
115. Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 87
• Antonín Dvořák
116. String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27
• Edvard Grieg
117. Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115
• Gabriel Fauré
118. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5
• Joseph Haydn
119. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K 478
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
120. String Quartet No. 2
• Charles Ives
121. String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K 590
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
122. Septet in E flat major, Op. 65
• Camille Saint-Saens
123. Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110
• Béla Bartók
124. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major, K 614
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
125. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16
• Ludwig van Beethoven
126. Horn Quintet in E flat major, K 407 (K 386c)
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
127. Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
• Gyorgy Ligeti
128. String Quartet No. 15, Op. 144
• Dmitri Shostakovich
129. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63
• Robert Schumann
130. Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 70 No. 2
• Ludwig van Beethoven
131. String Quartet, Op. 28
• Anton Webern
132. Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major "Kegelstatt", K 498
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
133. Quintet No. 2 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in B flat major, Op. 87
• Felix Mendelssohn
134. String Quartet in E minor, IGV 29
• Giuseppe Verdi
135. Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major "Fandango", G 448
• Luigi Boccherini
136. Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
• Gabriel Fauré
137. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
• Felix Mendelssohn
138. String Quartet in C major, Op. 33 No. 3 "The Bird"
• Joseph Haydn
139. Quintet No. 3 for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major "American", Op. 97
• Antonín Dvořák
140. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 87
• Johann Hummel
141. String Quartet No. 1
• Elliott Carter
142. Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
• Edward Elgar
143. String Quartet, Op. 3
• Alban Berg
144. Sextet for Wind Quintet & Bass Clarinet "Mládi", JW 7/10
• Leos Janácek
145. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
• Benjamin Britten
146. Vitebsk, Study on a Jewish Theme, for Piano Trio
• Aaron Copland
147. Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45
• Gabriel Fauré
148. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
• Felix Mendelssohn
149. Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34
• Carl Maria von Weber
150. Overture on Hebrew Themes in C minor, Op. 34
• Sergei Prokofiev
151. String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K 499 "Hoffmeister"
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
152. String Quartet In G minor, Op. 74 No. 3 "Reiterquartett"
• Joseph Haydn
153. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 13 No. 5
• Luigi Boccherini
154. String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106
• Antonín Dvořák
155. String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
• Dmitri Shostakovich
156. String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
• Sergei Prokofiev
157. String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51
• Antonín Dvořák
158. String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major "La Malinconia", Op. 18 No. 6
• Ludwig van Beethoven
159. String Quartet
• Witold Lutoslawski
160. Woodwind Quintet in G minor, Op. 56 No.2
• Franz Danzi
The Greatest Composers of Chamber Music
  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Franz Schubert
  4. Joseph Haydn
  5. Johannes Brahms
  6. Béla Bartók
  7. Antonín Dvořák
  8. Felix Mendelssohn
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich
10. Robert Schumann
11. Maurice Ravel
12. Arnold Schonberg
13. Leos Janácek
14. Elliott Carter
15. Luigi Boccherini
Ludwig van Beethoven


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Joseph Haydn


Johannes Brahms


Antonín Dvořák



Last Updated: 2017-06-27