I'm just beginning to explore the string quartet repertoire and wonder whether anyone on the forum could suggest what they think are the greatest works in the genre. I'm aware of the standing of the late Beethoven, the Bartok and Shostakovich cycles. I've heard sqs by Debussy, Ravel, Sibelius ("voces intimae"), Walton, RVW, Borodin, Janacek (1+2). Post-Beethoven, which works would you recommend? Thanks for your suggestions - it's a wide field.