Death and the Maiden: Late Night Chamber Music

Fri 23rd August 2019
Southwell Minster (Crossing), Southwell, NG25 0HD
This great string quartet – a worthy successor to those of Beethoven – was composed in 1824, the year Schubert realised that he was dying. It takes its name from a Schubert song depicting a dialogue between a young woman and Death; the song’s theme forms the basis for the quartet’s second movement, but bleakness and foreboding pervade the entire piece. A performance of the song will precede the quartet, whose movements will be interspersed with readings.

Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists
Victoria Newlyn reader
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Libby Burgess piano
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