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Schubert: String Quintet, Quartettsatz / Weller Qt, Gürtler

Release Date: 01/28/1988 
Label:  London/Decca Chamber Mus Series Catalog #: 421094   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietfried Gürtler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weller String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weller String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietfried Gürtler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Weller String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 

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 Pure Viennese, pure joy. Art at its finest. March 3, 2015 By charles l. See All My Reviews "Schubert's final quintet in C according to some historians is the composer's answer to Beethoven's op. 131 by which Schubert responds to Beethoven's complexity by simplicity. If so, the Weller Quartet +1 responds by an extra-ordinary interpretation of pure Viennese purity in phrasing and I dare say, breathing for a string ensemble, in this interpretation. I am struck by the musicality of this performance, by the professionalism of the playing, by the sheer vision of the interpretation: Schubert has never sounded so good. so complete, so completed. Walter Weller and his musicians have done something here that remains to me a secret in that they have succeeded in completing a composer's work to make it sound masterful, even though we are dealing with a late work here, D. 956 ... and then some: try re-producing the poetry of the second movement, the phrasing and the ensemble of it. Nobody plays like that anymore." Report Abuse
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