Schubert: Quartet in D minor for Strings, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
This quartet wasn’t popular during Schubert’s lifetime. Famed violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh and his quartet read this piece privately in 1826, but he refused to perform it publicly, telling Schubert “stick to your songs.”
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The second movement is a set of variations on the chordal theme from Schubert’s 1817 song “Death and the Maiden.”
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on November 18, 2018.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.