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100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works

The Greatest Chamber Works
Criteria: Classical Chamber Works are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.

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Last Updated: 2011-08-16


 1. String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor - Ludwig van Beethoven

 2. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, Op. 163 - Franz Schubert

 3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major - 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" - Franz Schubert

 6. Piano Quintet in A major "Trout" - Franz Schubert

 7. String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major and Grosse Fugue - Ludwig van Beethoven

 8. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 - Johannes Brahms

 9. String Quartet No. 15 in A minor - 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" - Antonín Dvorák

12. String Quartet No. 19 in C major "Dissonance" - 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 - Felix Mendelssohn

16. String Quartet in C major, Op. 76 No. 3 "Emperor" - Joseph Haydn

17. Piano Quintet in E flat major - Robert Schumann

18. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 - Johannes Brahms

19. Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major - Franz Schubert

20. String Quartet No. 4 in C major - Béla Bartók

21. String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 - Dmitri Shostakovitch

22. String Quartet No. 16 in F major - 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 - 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" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

29. String Quartet No. 9 in C major "Hero" - Ludwig van Beethoven

30. String Quartet No. 8 in E minor - Ludwig van Beethoven

31. String Quartet No. 7 in F major - Ludwig van Beethoven

32. String Quartet in G minor - Claude Debussy

33. String Quartet in F major - Maurice Ravel

34. Quatuor pour la fin du temps - Olivier Messiaen

35. String Quartet No. 13 in A minor "Rosamunde" - Franz Schubert

36. String Quartet No. 3 in C sharp major - Béla Bartók

37. Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky" - Antonin Dvorák

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" - Bedrich Smetana

40. Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major - Franz Schubert

41. Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 - Antonin Dvorák

42. String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major - 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 - Alban Berg

46. String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters" - Leos Janácek

47. Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

48. String Quartet No. 1 in D major - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

49. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor - Felix Mendelssohn

50. String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no. 1 - Johannes Brahms

51. Five Movements for String Quartet - Anton Webern

52. String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" - Leos Janácek

53. String Quartet No. 6 in D major - 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 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

56. Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

57. Italian Serenade in G major - Hugo Wolf

58. Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor - Dmitri Shostakovich

59. String Quartet No. 15 in D minor - 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 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

63. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor - Anton Arensky

64. String Quartet No. 14 in G major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

65. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor - Béla Bartók

66. Piano Trio in A minor - 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" - Johannes Brahms

69. Piano Quartet in E flat major - Robert Schumann

70. String Quartet No. 18 in A major - 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 - Jacques Ibert

74. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor - Felix Mendelssohn

75. Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor - Gabriel Fauré

76. String Quartet No. 15 in G major - 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 - Dmitri Shostakovich

80. Sextet for Piano and Winds - Francis Poulenc

81. String Quartet No. 14 in A flat major - Antonin Dvorák

82. String Trio - Arnold Schoenberg

83. Piano Quintet in F minor - 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 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

88. Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet - Paul Hindemith

89. Keyboard Trio in G major, Op. 73 No. 2 "Gypsy" - Joseph Haydn

90. String Quartet No. 1 in A minor - Béla Bartók

91. Woodwind Quintet - Carl Nielsen

92. Septet in E flat major - Ludwig van Beethoven

93. Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet - Maurice Ravel

94. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp - Claude Debussy

95. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 "Werther" - Johannes Brahms

96. Six Bagatelles for String Quartet - Anton Webern

97. Piano Trio No. 4 in D major "Ghost" - Ludwig van Beethoven

98. String Quartet in F major, Op. 77 no. 2 - Joseph Haydn

99. String Quartet No. 12 in C minor "Quartettsatz" - Franz Schubert

100. String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 - Johannes Brahms

101. String Quartet No. 2 - Arnold Schoenberg

102. String Quartet No. 21 in D major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

103. String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 No. 1 - Joseph Haydn

104. Clarinet Quintet in B flat major - Carl Maria von Weber

105. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor - Robert Schumann

106. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello No. 1 in F major, Op. 88 "Spring" - Johannes Brahms

107. Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 - Johannes Brahms

108. Sextet for Wind Quintet & Bass Clarinet "Mládi" - Leos Janácek

109. String Quartet No. 11 in F minor "Serioso" - Ludwig van Beethoven

110. Black Angels for Electric String Quartet - George Crumb

111. String Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1 - Joseph Haydn

112. String Quintet in E flat major, K.614 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

113. String Quartet No. 2 in C major - Benjamin Britten

114. Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K.493 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

115. String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major "La Malinconia" - Ludwig van Beethoven

116. String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major "Harp" - Ludwig van Beethoven

117. String Quartet No. 1 - Elliott Carter

118. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano - Francis Poulenc

119. Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello in F major - Anton Bruckner

120. String Quartet in G minor - Edvard Grieg

121. String Quartet in C major, Op. 33 No. 3 "The Bird" - Joseph Haydn

122. String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major - Antonin Dvorák

123. Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor - Gabriel Fauré

124. Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major - Antonin Dvorák

125. Piano Quintet in A minor - Edward Elgar

126. Septet in E flat major - Camille Saint-Saens

127. Piano Trio in D minor - Gabriel Fauré

128. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K.478 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

129. String Quartet In G minor, Op. 74 No. 3 "Reiterquartett" - Joseph Haydn

130. String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 - Felix Mendelssohn

131. Woodwind Quintet in G minor, Op. 56 No.2 - Franz Danzi

132. String Quartet in D minor "Voces Intimae" - Jean Sibelius

133. Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major "Kegelstatt" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

134. String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1 - Felix Mendelssohn

135. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5 - Joseph Haydn

136. String Quartet No. 10 - Dmitri Shostakovich

137. String Quartet in E minor - Giuseppe Verdi

138. Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in E major, Op. 13 No. 5 - Luigi Boccherini

139. String Quartet No. 1 in B minor - Sergei Prokofiev

140. String Quartet No. 2 - Charles Ives

Ludwig von Beethoven
Ludwig von Beethoven


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn


Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms


Antonin Dvorak
Antonin Dvorak

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. Antonin Dvorák
8. Felix Mendelssohn
9. Dmitri Shostakovich
10. Robert Schumann
11. Maurice Ravel
12. Arnold Schonberg
13. Leos Janácek
14. Elliott Carter
15. Luigi Boccherini





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