Death and the Maiden

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.

Melba Quartet is also performing Schubert’s Death and the Maiden in the Salon at Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday 25 May at 6:00PM as part of the MCO Salon Sessions. Read More.×


SCHUBERT Quartet No 14 in D minor D810
Death and the Maiden


William Hennessy VIOLIN
Elinor Lea VIOLIN
Keith Crellin VIOLA
Janis Laurs CELLO



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