“Schubert: String Quintet and Lieder”
|Franz Peter Schubert||
Der Jungling und der Tod, D545 (Spaun),
Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531 (Death and the Maiden),
Der liebliche Stern, D861 (Schulze),
Die Gotter Griechenlands D677 (Schiller),
String Quintet in C major, D956.
Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Gautier Capuçon (Cello), Laurène Durantel (Double Bass).
In 2014 Erato released Schubert’s glorious ‘Trout’ Quintet, recorded live at Paris’s Salle Pleyel by members of Quatuor Ebène with nonagerian pianist Menahem Pressler. The French quartet – with a new viola-player, 24-year-old Adrien Boisseau and a distinguished guest cellist, Gautier Capuçon – now turns to another Schubert quintet, his final chamber work and one of his sublime masterpieces: the Quintet for two violins, viola and two cellos in C major D956, often known simply as the Schubert Quintet. Its slow movement in particular, in which time seems to stands still, is a favourite with music-lovers.