Schubert’s career was marked by admiration for Beethoven and his desire to match the heights achieved by his hero. In his “perfect” Quintet, possibly the best longform piece of chamber music ever written, he achieved that goal.
Composed in the final weeks of his life, the writing is symphonic, alluding to far more harmonic colours and textures than had ever been thought possible for an ensemble of this size.
Featuring a star-studded ACO ensemble, this soulful journey through sadness, fear, contemplation and joy is the intimate and the grand brilliantly merged.
Our sixth film in the ACO StudioCasts series.
SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major, D.956
Richard Tognetti – Violin
Helena Rathbone – Violin
Stefanie Farrands – Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve – Cello
Melissa Barnard – Cello
Matisse Ruby Director
Tyson Perkins Director of Photography
Phoenix Chisholm Editor
Bernard Rofe Recording Producer and Editor