Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (1 of 4)
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Escher Quartet perform two late quartets by Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D703; String Quartet in G, D887.
In the first of our concerts recorded last season as part of the series given by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, there's a chance to hear Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Escher Quartet on home territory. Their concert includes two quartets by Schubert from towards the end of his short life.
The 'Quartettsatz' is a single movement, surely intended to be part of something longer but now well-established in the repertoire as a work in its own right. The Eschers follow this with Schubert's extraordinary final quartet, a score which is one of his most forward-looking and whose constant struggle between major and minor only resolves itself at the very last minute.
Schubert: Quartettsatz in C Minor D703
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major D887.