String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, known as Death and the Maiden, is a piece by Franz Schubert that has been called "one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire". It was composed in 1824, after the composer suffered a serious illness and realized that he was dying. It is named for the theme of the second movement, which Schubert took from a song he wrote in 1817 of the same title.
The quartet was first played in 1826 in a private home, and was not published until 1831, three years after Schubert's death. It is D 810 in Otto Erich Deutsch's thematic catalog of Schubert's works.
Performances & Interviews
- Schubert: Death And The Maiden Quartethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vrvz3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vrvz3.jpg2014-03-19T15:18:00.000ZMisha Donat recommends a recorded version of Schubert's Death and the Maiden Quartethttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01vrw15
Schubert: Death And The Maiden QuartetMisha Donat recommends a recorded version of Schubert's Death and the Maiden Quartet