Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Death and the Maiden: Late Night Chamber Music

    2200-2300The Crossing, Southwell MInster

    Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

    This great string quartet – a worthy successor to those of Beethoven – was composed in 1824, the year Schubert realised that he was dying. It takes its name from a Schubert song depicting a dialogue between a young woman and Death; the song’s theme forms the basis for the quartet’s second movement, but bleakness and foreboding pervade the entire piece. A performance of the song will precede the quartet, whose movements will be interspersed with readings.

    Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

    Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists
    Victoria Newlyn reader
    Marcus Farnsworth baritone
    Libby Burgess piano

    Tickets £15 10 18 years and under £7.50 £5