Savannah Music Festival LIVE 503 – Schubert Quintet

The only documentation from Franz Schubert’s life concerning his great string string quintet – one of the masterpieces of the chamber music literature – is a letter from 1828 written by the composer just a month before his untimely death at the age of 31. In it, he asked his publisher when he might be able to hear the quintet, a work that author Thomas Mann felt was the music one would most want to hear when taking leave of this earth. Tune in for a 2012 Savannah Music Festival performance of this incredible work performed by the Takacs Quartet with cellist Josephine Knight.