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
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956,
Quartettsatz, D. 703
*Bruno Cocset, cello
Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: January 1st, 2013
Recorded: July 25th –29th, 2010
Booklet: 32 Page
• 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.
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.