3. Jul

‘String Quartet No. 13, D 804 ‘Rosamunde’: I. Allegro ma non troppo’ – The Schumann Quartet plays Schubert

As a preview of the EP "Fragment - Schubert: Rosamunde" the Schumann Quartet interprets the first movement from the "String Quartet No. 13, D 804 "Rosamunde": I. Allegro ma non troppo".

Apart from the unfinished string quartet, which was written in 1820, Schubert did not write string quartets again until 1824 after his life crisis. At the same time he distanced himself from his first steps in this genre. In a letter to his brother Ferdinand, he wrote: “But it will be better, if you keep to other Quartets than mine, for there is nothing to them.” Schubert had formed a new plan: to approach the symphony by way of chamber music. Accordingly, he abandoned the restraint of his juvenile works and wrote large-scale string quartets of symphonic dimensions, staples of today’s chamber repertoire: “Death and the Maiden” and the Quartet No. 13 in A minor, the “Rosamunde”, D 804.

The EP "Fragment - Schubert: Rosamunde" by the Schumann Quartet will be available from 17.07.2020! Before that, you can listen to the first single "String Quartet No. 13, D 804 "Rosamunde": I. Allegro ma non troppo" into the first movement of this exciting work, which is now available for download or stream.