“Death and the Maiden”.

Franz Schubert:

  • String Quartets Vol. 4.

This 4th installment of the complete String Quartets by Schubert presents one of the most famous string quartets ever written: the Quartet in D minor “Der Tod und das Mädchen” (Death and the Maiden), one of Schubert’s saddest and most powerful works, which is Beethoven-like in structure and scope, yet pure Schubert in its passion and poetry.

The track titles are:


  • String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
  • String Quartet No. 6 in D major, D74
  • Minuet in D major, D86

Performed by the Diogenes Quartet.

The Schubert cycle by the German Diogenes Quartet is highly regarded, and critics praised their excellent unity of ensemble and style, their impeccable intonation and their passionate music making.

As complement to the D minor Quartet, we also hear the youthful D major quartet D74.

Here is a sample of the playing by the Diogenes String Quartet:


Tags: Franz Schubert, Diogenes Quartet, “Death and the Maiden”, Minuet