This is the fourth volume of the Diogenes Quartet's acclaimed complete set of Schubert String Quartets. The ongoing project for Brilliant Classics has already been highly acclaimed, with Jerry Dubins of Fanfare writing of Volume 2 (BC94462): "Immaculate execution is complemented by genuine emotional engagement and real feeling for Schubert's unique modes and moods of musical expression." With two more volumes to come, this series is sure to attract Schubert aficionados and string quartet lovers alike. This 4th installment of the complete String Quartets by Schubert presents one of the most famous string quartets ever written: the Quartet in D minor "Der Tod und das Mädchen" (Death and the Maiden), one of Schubert's grimmest and most powerful works, Beethovenian in structure and scope, Schubertian in passion and poetry. The Schubert cycle by the German Quartet Diogenes Quartet is highly regarded, critics praise their superb unity of ensemble and style, their impeccable intonation and their fiery and passionate music making.