Posted here, the second movement
Andante con moto
of Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden), performed by the Julliard String Quartet.
It speaks for itself — and for Schubert.
With my rudimentary knowledge of musical form, I realized that the second movement is in the form of theme and variations, something we learned about in a so-so music appreciation course I took in college.
— posted by Roger W. Smith