Unforgettable close encounters with chamber music
Perhaps Schubert’s most revered and best-known quartet, Death and the Maiden was written by the composer during a period of serious illness that preceded his untimely death at 31. Dark, passionate and virtuosic, this thrilling quartet demands enormous musical resources from its musicians. Melba Quartet is made up of the musicians who worked together as the Australian String Quartet until 1996, establishing it as an important national and international ensemble.
SCHUBERT Quartet No 14 in D minor D810
Death and the Maiden
William Hennessy VIOLIN
Elinor Lea VIOLIN
Keith Crellin VIOLA
Janis Laurs CELLO