Masterclass: Schubert String Quartet in G major, first movement


Xandi van Dijk, violist of the Signum Quartet, uncovers the details of interpretation that help us relate to a movement of such broad scope

Every time one returns to a piece of music it should be with fresh ears and another layer of understanding, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to do that many times with this work. Being the last and longest of Schubert’s string quartets, it has a justifiably weighty reputation. He intended it to pave the way for the great symphony he had been working on and there’s no doubt it is symphonic in scope…

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