Briefly describe the development of the string quartet. How would you relate this chamber ensemble to modern performing groups such as the jazz quartet

Briefly describe the development of the string quartet. How would you relate this chamber ensemble to modern performing groups such as the jazz quartet? Or to a rock ensemble? What are some of the similarities and differences? Refer to the listening examples in the Special Focus to support your conclusions.

 

Listening examples:

 

String Quartet in E-Flat, No. 2 (“Joke”) by Haydn
String Quartet in C Minor by Beethoven
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17 by Bartók