Canberra Strings present Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden, Sunday 25 April @ 2pm at historic St Andrews Anglican Church, Braidwood.
Written in 1824 after a period of serious illness, Death and the Maiden is built around Schubert’s lied of the same name. It has long been interpreted as an evocative depiction Schubert’s struggle with his own mortality; from the poignant, ghostly variations in the second movement to the terrifying dance of death at the end.
Canberra Strings comprise some of the region’s top professional string players dedicated to the performance of string chamber music. Featuring former TSO concertmaster and Aria Award winner Barbara Jane Gilby (now Braidwood resident) as first violinist, the group also includes CSO players Pip Thompson, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan, Jack Chenoweth, Samuel Payne and Julia Janiszewski. The group has received two Critics Circle awards for performances in and around Canberra.