Cover pageJean-Baptiste Quentin (before 1700 – ca. 1767)
Seven Quartets

for Transverse Flute/Violin, Violin, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda 3rd sample page Deutsche Version 4th sample page 5th sample page 6th sample page 7th sample page

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2024-02, source: prints Paris 1737–1748

Order information

G433Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Seven Quartets, No. 1 in F major op. 8,4 and No. 2 in A major op. 15,3, Fl/V+V+VdG+Bc, full score, 4 parts, 64 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-433-621.50 €
G434Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Seven Quartets, No. 3 in A major op. 9,5 and No. 4 in D major op. 11,4, 2V+VdG+Bc, full score, 4 parts, 64 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-434-321.50 €
G435Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Seven Quartets, No. 5 in E major op. 10,3 and No. 6 in A major op. 12,1, 2V+VdG+Bc, full score, 4 parts, 60 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-435-021.50 €
G436Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Seven Quartets, No. 7 in A major op. 17,3, 2V+V/VdG+Bc, full score, 5 parts, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-436-721.50 €


Jean-Baptiste Quentin le Jeune was a French violinist and composer of the 18th century who is characterised by his extensive chamber music output. In addition to numerous violin sonatas and trios, he also published seven quartets between 1737 and 1748. The scoring is varied. While the first two parts are for violins or flutes, the third part is for viola da gamba. The latter is the special feature of these quartets. However, with minor changes, this part can also be played on the viola. Quentin's music has catchy melodies, is varied and harmonically interesting. It is based in France, but shows a clear Italian influence. The lively bass part, which is extensively figured, forms a supporting foundation. The pieces are of a medium level of difficulty and invite you to make music.

Errata / Addenda

[20.03.24] G434 Title pages
G434, Quartet No. 4 is in D major (not D minor). We thank Bettina Hoffmann.