The Quatuor Mosaïques is an Austrian string quartet, founded in 1987 by four members of the Concentus Musicus Wien, playing on historical musical instruments. They specialize in music of the 18th century.

The three Austrian musicians and the French cellist Christophe Coin got to know each other in Vienna as members of Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus. With their shared experiences as a starting point, they decided to form a classical string quartet playing on period instruments. The primary aim was not to create the sort of ‘authenticity’ that belongs in museums, but rather to ensure in their work a living link to the great European quartet tradition. Hence an essential inspiration for the group was the Végh Quartet, of which Erich Höbarth had been a member for its last three years.

The Quatuor Mosaïques has received the Gramophone Award for its interpretations of Haydn. It has given concerts with pianists András Schiff and Patrick Cohen, clarinettists Wolfgang and Sabine Meyer, and cellists Miklós Perényi and Raphael Pidoux.

In 2006 the Quatuor was invited to Spain to play the quartet of Stradivari instruments belonging to the Spanish Crown. It presented a programme of Cuartetos by Arriaga at the Royal Palace in Madrid, which was subsequently recorded on CD. The Quatuor Mosaïques' very extensive repertoire includes rarely performed works by Pleyel, Tomasini, Werner, Jadin, Gross, Boëly, Schumann and Brahms. It has performed works of the early twentieth century, by composers such as Debussy, Bartók and Webern.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Quatuor, D. 87 / Quatuor Rosamunde, D. 804 Franz Schubert; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
1989 Trois quatuors sur instruments d'époque, op. 77 Joseph Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 3
1989 Trois Quintetti dédiés à la nation française, op. 57, G. 414, G. 415 & G. 418 Luigi Boccherini; Patrick Cohen, Quatuor Mosaïques 1
1991 Les Quatuors Dédiés à Haydn, Tome III Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
1991 Les Quatuors Dédiés à Haydn: Quatuors K387 & K 421 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 2
1992 Trois quatuors, Œuvre 32 N° [1] Joseph Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 2
1993 Quintette avec clarinette, K. 581 / Trio “Les Quilles”, K. 498 Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques, Wolfgang Meyer, Patrick Cohen 2
1993 Trois Quintettes Luigi Boccherini; Quatuor Mosaïques, Patrick Cohen 1
1997 String Quartets, op. 33 nos. 1, 4, 6 Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 3
1998 Quatuors Op. 12 & Op. 13 Felix Mendelssohn; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
1999 Preussische Quartete KV 575 & KV 590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2000 String Quartets, op. 76 Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2000 String Quartets Opus 20 Joseph Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2001 Les quatuors dedié à Haydn, K. 458 & K. 428 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2001 Quatuors K 499 & K 589 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2004 String Quartets op. 18, nos. 1 & 4 Beethoven; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2005 String Quartets Opus 18 Nos. 5 & 6 Beethoven; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2006 String Quartets Opus 18 Nos. 2 & 3 Beethoven; Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2007 deLirium Joseph Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin 1
2011 Le Souvenir Félicien David; Coin, Dünki, Gabetta, Quatuor Mosaïques 1
2013 Haydn Haydn; Quatuor Mosaïques 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Piano Quintets Luigi Boccherini; Quatuor Mosaïques, Patrick Cohen 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Haydn String Quartets Op.77 Quatuor Mosaïques 1

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