String Quartet no. 14 'Death and the Maiden', D. 810

Franz Schubert wrote his String Quartet no. 14 in D minor, popularly known as Death and the Maiden, in 1824. At this point, Schubert had passed through a series of afflictions and illnesses (he was sick for much of 1823) and realised he was close to his death. He was also in financial trouble, having entered a publishing deal with Diabelli that wasn't yielding good results. In the midst of his depression and poverty, nonetheless, he had continued writing light and cheerful music. Death and the Maiden departs from that ... more

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RecordingString Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden, D. 810


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