Beethoven, Ludwig Van
String Quartet No. 1 in F Op. 18, No. 1
Composed: 1798-1800, in Vienna when Beethoven was 28-30 years old.
Published: 1801, when Beethoven was 31.
Op. 18 No. 1 through 6 are the first string quartets Beethoven composed. Op. 18 No. 1 was the second of the six quartets that he composed but was placed first in the series when published.
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