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String Quintet D 956. Quartettsatz D.703

Tokyo String Quartet, David Watkin (2nd cello)

Excerpt:String Quartet in C minor, D.703
6. Andante

Following their much-lauded Beethoven cycle, the members of the Tokyo String Quartet are joined by cellist David Watkin in this distinguished reading of Schubert’s Quintet in C major – the last and perhaps the most haunting of all his chamber works, in which light and shadow, serenity and drama are presented in constant alternation. The programme also includes the Quartettsatz of 1820 with its fragmentary slow movement.
‘There was a real sense of occasion throughout this performance, the players communicating closely and bringing through the piece’s range of emotions, whether brief outbursts of joy or inner moments of doubt.’ – Classical Source (concert review)

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FRANZ SCHUBERT [1797-1828]
String Quintet in C major, D.956
· I. Allegro ma non troppo (20'12)
· II. Adagio (13'41)
· III. Scherzo: Presto - Trio: Andante sostenuto (9'50)
· IV. Allegretto (9'35)
String Quartet in C minor, D.703
· I. Allegro (9'35)
· II. Andante (fragment) (2'40)

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