string quintet
(streeng KWIN-tet)


A group of five solo performers (usually consisting of two violinists, one viola performer, and two 'cellists) who perform together on stringed instruments as a chamber ensemble. Also, the music which they perform.


Quintet, string:
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 32

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