Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden",String Quintet in C Major

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1 String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": I. Allegro 11:32 96/24 Album only
2 String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": II. Andante con motto 13:34 96/24 Album only
3 String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": III. Scherzo - Allegro molto 3:50 96/24 Album only
4 String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": IV. Presto 8:53 96/24 Album only
5 String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956: I. Allegro, ma non troppo 19:56 96/24 Album only
6 String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956: II. Adagio 14:44 96/24 Album only
7 String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956: III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Andante sostenuto 9:39 96/24 Album only
8 String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956: IV. Allegretto 9:32 96/24 Album only

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The Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording four award-winning CDs. The Pavel Haas Quartet records exclusively with Supraphon. Their most recent recording, released in September 2013, features Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor - Death and the Maiden, as well as the Cello Quintet with Danjulo Ishizaka. 

The String Quartet in D minor has a sort of dark cipher encoded within. The title "Death and the Maiden" reflects the quotation from Schubert's eponymous song in the second movement. The theme of death is also underlined by other quotations and the choice of the key of D minor, which according to the period definition is characterised by "heavy-hearted womanliness, spleen and foreboding". Schubert completed his String Quintet in C major for an uncommon formation with two cellos a mere two months before his death. Its instrumentation occasionally gives an almost orchestral impression, with the cello playing a significant role as the bearer of melody. 

Personnel:
Pavel Haas Quartet
     Veronika Jarůšková - violin
     Marek Zwiebel - violin
     Pavel Nikl - viola
     Peter Jarůšek - cello
Danjulo Ishizaka - cello

Production:
Producer: Matous Vicinsky
Recording engineer: Karel Soukenik