Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata, String Quintet
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Cat No: PTC5186549
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 24th June 2016
ArtistsMatt Haimovitz (cello)
Itamar Golan (piano)
Schubert wrote the Sonata D821 for the arpeggione, a six stringed instrument similar to the viola da gamba, invented in 1723 and falling into oblivion not much more than a decade later. With the arpeggione no longer around the sonata is usually played on the cello or viola. In this 2001 performance Grammy-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz is joined by renowned pianist and chamber musician Itamar Golan.
Finished only a few months before his untimely death in November 1828, Schubertís String Quintet in C major, set for the rather unusual combination of string quartet plus a second cello, received its first public performance in 1850 and was published only in 1853. Nowadays generally considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire, it is hard to imagine that the Quintet remained unheard for such a long time. On this album it can be heard in a 2003 performance by Matt Haimovitz and the Mirů Quartet.
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