Vienna and Schubert: ‘Death and the Maiden’ String Quartet
Schubert String Quartet no.14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’
Tereza Privratska and Alanna Tonetti-Tieppo violin
Stephanie Edmundson viola
Lauren Steel cello
This is a part of the series of lectures and concerts, European Capitals of Music.
Famous musical capitals provide the framework for this series of lectures with live music. The first three concentrate not only on 19th century Vienna, but on Schubert in Vienna and writing chamber music. Why did this music happen then, where was it played, who provoked, performed and paid for it. And was it considered successful?
The final three ask similar questions of other capital cities: 20th century chamber music in Paris, baroque music in London under the shadow of Handel, and virtuoso violin playing in Rome focused on Corelli, the 300th anniversary of whose death is being commemorated this season.
The works in each programme are played by present members of the Royal Academy of Music.