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Quintet in C
Schubert, Alban Berg Quartet, Schiff
Quintet in C
Genre: Classical
 
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There's no exposition repeat in the first movement, and no additional coupling, which means that for some people this disc will seem to offer short measure. That's an illusion, for this is a truly great performance of Schu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Schubert, Alban Berg Quartet, Schiff
Title: Quintet in C
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Label: Angel Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077774701822

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There's no exposition repeat in the first movement, and no additional coupling, which means that for some people this disc will seem to offer short measure. That's an illusion, for this is a truly great performance of Schubert's magnificent string quintet, and it's hard to imagine a more fulfilling listening experience. Even without the repeats, the piece is nearly 50 minutes long, and such is the concentration and intensity conveyed in this performance that time seems to stand still, particularly in the haunting slow movement. In addition to the superb playing, EMI seems to have caught the players in an ideal acoustic environment--the sound has a depth and richness unmatched on disc elsewhere. --David Hurwitz

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Cool, Controlled Schubert
10/25/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Berg Quartet takes a cool and distant approach to this passionate music. The effect is interesting, and definitely worth hearing. They discover sounds in this music that no one else has found; for example, in the beginning of the Adagio they get a truly ethereal sound. This performance is poles apart from their recent stunning and passionate live recordings of Schubert quartets. The recording is very good (no more)--comparable to the other EMI recordings of the Berg in the 80s."