The sixth lecture in the series, Toscanini expert Mortimer Frank will consider Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, Death and the Maiden. Toscanini loved the piano music and chamber works of Schubert. What must have attracted him is its harmonic originality, motivic terseness and taught classical structures.
Toscanini had an exceptional ear for orchestral detail and sonority. He was regarded as an authoritative interpreter of the works of many historic composers, such as Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi and Wagner.
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