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Family name Given name Life dates Residence Began Notes  
Babbitt Milton 1916–2011
USA 1916
  M P R
Bacevičius Vytautas 1905–1970
Poland 1905
Lithuania 1926
USA 1940
  M R
Bacewicz U Grażyna 1909–1969
Poland 1909
  M P R
Bach ext P. D. Q. 1807–1742
USA 1935

Alter ego of Peter Schickele

M P R
Additional references

Ravas 2004

Bäck ext Sven-Erik 1919–1994
Sweden 1919
  M
Problems, questions

Åstrand 1979 lists Préambule pour Pierre (1949), which Swedish Music indicates is for string quintet.

Bacri U Nicolas b. 1961
France 1961
Italy 1983
France 1985
Spain 1991
France 1993
  M P R
Badings ext Henk 1907–1987
Dutch East Indies 1907
Netherlands 1915

Badings also wrote seven quartets for instruments ad lib., some of which may be played by a string quartet.

M P
Additional references

Dutch music encyclopedia [2011-12-13]
Netherlands Music Institute [2011-12-13]

Baines U William 1899–1922
England 1899
  M
Bainton Edgar 1880–1956
England 1880
Germany 1914
England 191u
Australia 1934
  M R
Bajoras Feliksas b. 1934
Lithuania 1934
  M R
Baker U Robert b. 1970
Canada 1970
USA 200u
  M P
Balakauskas Osvaldas b. 1937
Lithuania 1937
Ukraine 1964
Lithuania 1972?
France 1992
Lithuania 1994
  M P R
Ballata Zeqirja b. 1943
Kosovo 1943
Slovenia 19uu
Italy 1969?
Slovenia 1970?
Italy 1971?
Slovenia 1973?
  M
Balsys Eduardas 1919–1984
Lithuania 1919
  M R
Banks ext Don 1923–1980
Australia 1923
Great Britain 1950
Italy 195u
Great Britain 1953
Australia 1972
  M R
Additional references

Australian Broadcasting Commission Transcription Service AP-1063 [LP]

Barab U Seymour 1921–2014
USA 1921
France 19uu
USA 19uu
  M
Barber ext Samuel 1910–1981
USA 1910
  M P R
Problems, questions

Further residences TBA

Barnson U Matthew b. 1979
USA 1979
  M P R
Barrett ext Richard b. 1959
Wales 1959
Netherlands 199u
Germany 2001
England 2006
Germany 2009
  M P
Additional references

United Music Publishers [2011-02-02]

Bartók ext Béla 1881–1945
Hungary 1881
USA 1940
  M P R
Additional references

String Quartet (Bartók), created in 1955 by Sorel Etrog (1933–2014)