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Schubert: String Quintet in C major with 2 cellos / Anne Gastinel, cello

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
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Notes & Reviews:

Among the most renowned French musicians, Quatuor Diotima and cellist Anne Gastinel join forces to conquer one of the most challenging chamber music works, Schubert's quintet for two cellos. The renowned second movement is probably one of the most thrilling and moving pieces ever composed.

The Telegraph, 14th November 2013
Throughout the Quintet, you get the impression that great thought has gone into the balancing and integration of the instrumental forces and into the unanimous inflection of dynamics and phrasing. The result is a performance that blends striking spontaneity, serenity and spirit.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2014
The Diotima are particularly celebrated for their interpretations of contemporary repertoire and, joined by celebrated cellist Anne Gastinel, they make a strong and assured fivesome, with none of the sense of four-plus-one.

New York Times, 1st January 2014
The Diotima Quartet of France and the cellist Anne Gastinel never let you forget [the] rough edges, shoving them right in your face. But the payoffs are considerable. Just listen to the quintessentially Viennese taffy pull that ends the first phrase of the second theme in the finale.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, France (07/2013); Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, France (07/2013).


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>Schubert, Franz : Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956
  • Performer: Anne Gastinel (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Diotima Quartet
  • Running Time: 56 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828