Janacek's 2nd String Quartet is regarded as a highlight of the modern string quartet literature. It was written during the composer's last year of life inspired by the ageing Janacek's love for Kamila Stosslova.
(Editor: Richard Jones) This four-volume graded anthology acts as an introduction to the style and repertoire of Baroque music for solo violin and continuo. All the major composers and violin virtuosi of the day are represented in the anthology, from Corelli to Vivaldi and from Bach to Telemann. Overall, the first three books progress from about Grade 2 to Grade 7 and the contents of each are arranged approximately in order of difficulty. Book 4 contains longer works and complete sonatas, including two hitherto unpublished sonatas by Albinoni.