Quartettsatz, D. 703

The Quartettsatz (Quartet movement in C minor), D. 703 was written by Franz Schubert in 1820. It is the first movement of a twelfth string quartet which Schubert never completed. In addition to the opening movement, Schubert also composed the first forty bars of a second movement marked Andante. As with the later "Unfinished" Symphony, there has been much speculation on why Schubert left the composition incomplete. It has been suggested that he may have left the quartet either because it didn't represent the big leap forward he was striving for ... more

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