SCHUBERT: String Quintet Op.163

1 CD - harmonia mundi HMC902106
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Arcanto Quartet
original title: SCHUBERT. String Quintet op.163
collection: harmonia mundi France

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  • The process of creating a quintet by adding a cello to the standard string quartet is always an act of some significance, whether the composer is Boccherini, Onslow, or Schubert. This is particularly true of Schubert's Quintet op. posth. 163, for to the specific characteristics of an instrumental medium subtly weighted towards the bass it adds such mastery of form, so evident an orchestral element, such an overwhelming metaphysical dimension that it is now recognised as one of the supreme peaks of chamber music.


    After trying out several different chamber combinations, Antje Weithaas, Daniel Sepec, Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen Queyras founded the Arcanto Quartet in 2002. The four musicians, who in addition to their musical affinities also share a close personal friendship, attracted the attention of the musical world right from their first concert in Stuttgart in 2004. Since then the quartet has performed at all the leading concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall in London. The group regularly plays quintet repertoire with the pianist Silke Avenhaus and the cellist Olivier Marron.

  • Arcanto Quartet

    Arcanto Quartet
    Olivier Marron [2nd cello]
  • 1 CD - 0h 52mn 41s
    upc/ean. 3149020210628
    ref. HMC902106
    release date. 2012-08-27
 

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