Schumann Quartet Resilience in the face of grief and the human spirit's transcendent power find expression in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7, written soon after his first wife's sudden death. The Schumann Quartet places the work together with the arching melodies of Schubert's 'Rosamunde' Quartet. BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor Op. 108 Franz Schubert (1797-1828) String Quartet in A minor D804 'Rosamunde'