The eleven collections in this series of works for strings bring together the essential repertoire for violin, cello, and string quartet spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras (18th through early 20th centuries). For added reference, each collection also includes composer biographies and relevant articles from the 1911 edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Individual works included in each collection have been selected from editions in the public domain by such renowned publishers as Breitkopf & Hartel, C.F. Peters, G. Schirmer, Carl Fischer, G. Ricordi, Durand, and others. Our editorial staff has chosen the best edition available for each work.