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Schubert in Skalholt I – Digital Download

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In 1820 Schubert began to create a new voice in the realm of the string quartet, with the unfinished Quartettsatz (Quartet movement) in C minor, D. 703. Just eight years later he completed his chamber masterpiece: the sublime String Quintet in C major, D. 956. Within six weeks of offering the work to a publisher he was dead. This CD inaugurates a four-volume survey of Schubert’s later quartets and quintet, performed by the Skálholt Quartet of Iceland, led by legendary Dutch violinist, Jaap Schröder.

Composer: Franz Schubert

Performing artists: Skálholt String Quartet

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Release date: December 10, 2012

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Track Listing:

String Quintet in
C Major, D. 956
1 I. Allegro ma non troppo
2 II. Adagio
3 III. Scherzo & Trio
4 IV. Allegretto

5 Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703

The Romantics 16
Schubert in Skálholt I

Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956,
Quartettsatz, D. 703

Skálholt Quartet*
*Bruno Cocset, cello

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: January 1st, 2013
Recorded: July 25th –29th, 2010
Booklet: 32 Page
Features:
• First release in a new four-CD series devoted to Schubert’s late and greatest chamber music.
• Performances use period instruments, reconstructing the sound of Schubert’s own time.
• Quartet is led by Jaap Schröder, one of the legends of historical performance practice, and one of the greatest violinists of our day.
• Recorded in the superb acoustics of Skálholt cathedral, built on the site of Iceland’s first Christian church.
• Booklet text in English and Icelandic.

The Romantics
A revolution in art and literature swept through Europe and by the early 1800’s Romanticism dominated the musical
landscape. Such figures as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms exemplified the ideals yet maintained highly individual
approaches. Now, our finest historically informed musicians and scholars present this incomparable repertoire in a series
destined to become an essential part of every serious music lover’s collection.

Schubert in Skalholt I – Digital Download was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by Burke Thompson