2017/06/23

Schubert/String Quintet (Alban Berg Quartett/Schiff, 1982)

The Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras, Franz Schubert's "String Quintet in C major" D.956 (EMI). His final chamber work composed in his last days. A long (around 50 minutes) and large-sized piece for string quintet plus the second cello, with well-developed bass oart, like a string orchestra. Featurng lots of flowing melodies filled with pathos and lyricism. The tranquil and sublime second movement, including intensely emotional central part, is famous. Performed by Alban Berg Quartett and Heinrich Schiff (cello).

String Quintet