I don’t remember when I first discovered Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14.”Death and the Maiden” was Schubert’s testament to the process of dying. He had fallen ill, apparently, and he wrote #14. If you’ve never heard it, you can listen to it here.
I don’t know much about why this piece of music has been on my mind lately. Maybe it’s because Russ Minton recently saw it in concert. Maybe it’s that I recently saw mention of the Roman Polanski movie of the same name. Maybe it’s that I’m fat and getting older and trying to decide what I want the next forty years to look like.
For whatever reason, there it is. Death and the Maiden. Enjoy.