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Schubert: String Quintet, Quartettsatz / David Watkin, Tokyo String Quartet

Schubert / Tokyo String Quartet / Watkin
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 807427  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  David Watkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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)
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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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  David Watkin (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 

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