The Amadeus Quartet debuted at the Wigmore Hall on January 10, 1948 to an enthusiastic reception. Though their repertory was mainly the Austro-German greats, they were also the vanguard of chamber music ensembles introducing audiences to composers as Bartók and Britten (who wrote his third quartet expressly for them).

The Amadeus Quartet's complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon are available now as a limited CD box set: