Schubert's last two quartets, composed during the final years of his life, reveal the impressive mastery he achieved, despite the knowledge that he was dying. The four movements of the "Death and the Maiden" quartet, all in minor keys, and the tumultuous, quasi-orchestral fifteenth quartet bear witness to the composer's struggle against illness and death. The Aviv Quartet brilliantly illuminates the elegiac and tragic melodies in which Schubert wrapped his torments.
Schubert's last two quartets, composed during the final years of his life, reveal the impressive mastery he achieved, despite the knowledge that he was dying. The four movements of the "Death and the Maiden" quartet, all in minor keys, and the tumultuous, quasi-orchestral fifteenth quartet bear witness to the composer's struggle against illness and death. The Aviv Quartet brilliantly illuminates the elegiac and tragic melodies in which Schubert wrapped his torments.
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Format: CD
Label: Aparte
Rel. Date: 12/10/2021
UPC: 5051083171878

Schubert: The Last Quartets
Artist: Aviv Quartet
Format: CD
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1. Schubert: String Quartet No.15 in G Major, D.887 I. Allegro Molto Moderato
2. Schubert: String Quartet No.15 in G Major, D.887 II. Andante Un Poco Moto
3. Schubert: String Quartet No.15 in G Major, D.887 III. Scherzo. Allegro Vivace - Trio. Allegretto
4. Schubert: String Quartet No.15 in G Major, D.887 IV. Allegro Assai
5. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden", D.810 I. Allegro
6. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden", D.810 II. Andante Con Moto
7. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden", D.810 III. Scherzo. Allegro Molto - Trio
8. Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden", D.810 IV. Presto

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Schubert's last two quartets, composed during the final years of his life, reveal the impressive mastery he achieved, despite the knowledge that he was dying. The four movements of the "Death and the Maiden" quartet, all in minor keys, and the tumultuous, quasi-orchestral fifteenth quartet bear witness to the composer's struggle against illness and death. The Aviv Quartet brilliantly illuminates the elegiac and tragic melodies in which Schubert wrapped his torments.

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