Fünf Sätze [Five Movements] for String Quartet, Op. 5
(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
In zarter Bewegung
Composed in 1909, when Webern was around 26 years old 10 minutes (approximately)
bewegt [G], mit Bewegung—with motion, animated
chamber music, Kammermusik [G], Musique de chambre [F], Musica da camera [I]—"Classical Music" for a small ensemble, generally 8 or fewer players with a canonical emphasis on 3-6 players
heftig [G]—violent, impetuous
quartet, quatuor [F], quartett [G], quartetto [I]—ensemble or work for four players the most important examples being the string quartet and the piano quartet
satz [G]. sätzen [pl]—movement, i.e. a single movement. Usually applied to a single-movement work or one movement of a larger, incomplete work such as a symphony or chamber music work.
sehr [G]—very, much
string quartet, Streichquartett [G], quatuor à cordes [F], quartetto d'archi [I], quartetto di cordi [I]—an ensemble as well as music written for that ensemble comprising 2 violins, viola and cello. This is one of the essential genres / forms / ensembles of chamber music and arguably a critical "core" of "classical" music. Explore the string quartet.