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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2014, 11:47:33 AM »
You absolutely must here Maderna's recording. I can upload it for you if you don't know it.

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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #81 on: December 24, 2014, 04:37:15 PM »
I would listen to the String Quintet in C major D. 956 before the Piano "Trout" Quintet in A major, D. 667 every time.  The Trout is so popular, I fear that Schuberts oeuvre may be itself mistaken for a freshwater fish.   :-[
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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #82 on: December 25, 2019, 01:52:23 PM »
It never left LP commercially. I can let you have a FLAC transfer of the LP if you want. It is good.

Hi Mandryka,
Still have that FLAC? Might I get a copy of that?

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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #83 on: December 26, 2019, 03:21:26 AM »
So this topic made me go to the basement and try to find a 956  -  I should have a whole bunch.

Reading the previous posts I do get a sense that Schubert has long suffered the same fate as Brahms: his best music has been read as a mix of deep autumnal melancholy and Wienerisch jollity.

Whereas with both composers their late, autumnal works are full of violent rage.

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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #84 on: December 26, 2019, 03:48:28 AM »
So this topic made me go to the basement and try to find a 956  -  I should have a whole bunch.

Reading the previous posts I do get a sense that Schubert has long suffered the same fate as Brahms: his best music has been read as a mix of deep autumnal melancholy and Wienerisch jollity.

Whereas with both composers their late, autumnal works are full of violent rage.

Have you heard this one, Taneyev Quartet and Rostropovich?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/nkNNU3uhtG8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/nkNNU3uhtG8</a>

Steve Emerson (I think it was him) made a good transfer, and I think that there's one on DG. It would be good if Tetzlaff and friends get round to it.
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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #85 on: December 26, 2019, 04:03:23 AM »
I'm not familiar with that one, and I'm really not a big fan of Rostropovich's way, and overall of the way Soviet musicians did the Viennese classics.

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« Reply #86 on: December 26, 2019, 05:08:26 AM »
I'm not familiar with that one, and I'm really not a big fan of Rostropovich's way, and overall of the way Soviet musicians did the Viennese classics.

Be that as it may, it is nonetheless full of violent rage!
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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2019, 03:19:26 PM »
Thoughts on the Pavel Haas Quartet + Danjulo Ishizaka recording? I got it recently. In light of recent discussion, I think it errs more on the violent side than what I was accustomed to in this great work. But then I've never thought of this as a work of "deep autumnal melancholy", not like the D960 sonata, for instance. It's more epic, driven, and passionate.

Definitely one of Schubert's greatest works...

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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #88 on: December 27, 2019, 07:52:22 AM »
On the previous page of this thread, amw mentioned that he might put up a blind comparison.
That actually happened here on GMG, he did a great job, and the Pavel Haas Quartet came a close 2nd overall, out of 32 runners and riders - not bad!  I remember particularly liking their romantic take on the slow 2nd movement, which for me is the heart of the whole thing.
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,23409.0.html

The BBC have published a list of most-requested music on their iconic Desert Island Discs over many years (from 1942 to 2011) - and Schubert's String Quintet holds 3rd place on that list.
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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #89 on: December 27, 2019, 08:36:02 AM »
Have you heard this one, Taneyev Quartet and Rostropovich?

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Tully Potter, the music critic wrote this as being the greatest Schubert's Quintet recording ever. A view I am inclined to agree with as not heard a better performance.
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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #90 on: December 27, 2019, 09:42:34 AM »
My only quarrel with the PHQ/Ishizaka is the rather boomy acoustic which adds some unneeded reverb. You get an idea for how forceful the players are to produce that much reverb, anyway. PHQ/Ishizaka live at Wigmore Hall in 2011 was actually the first time I ever heard this quintet (live or not), and that was one of the great concerts of my life.

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Re: Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956
« Reply #91 on: June 29, 2020, 12:44:06 PM »
New Naxos recording with a lineup of Israeli musicians (Aviv Quartet with Amit Peled) is really pretty good. Moderately paced - the finale strikes me as a touch slow and stiff, the only real weakness - but a super-refined, beautiful ensemble sound from all five players. No real eccentricities. Perhaps not the bleeding edge of existential pain that you get in the best and most personal versions, but on first listen, I quite liked it. Well, especially the first three movements.

Will definitely listen again. Seems like a solid B and the kind of thing that would do well in blind listening games because, even if the whole isn't inspired, the parts are mostly very "correct" and "proper", and the playing is uncontestably very good.