- String Quintet in C major
- Elias String Quartet
- Alice Neary
Schubert’s final chamber work is a piece of sublime beauty, a masterpiece of the repertoire composed only two months before the composer’s death at the age of just 31. Instead of the additional viola preferred by Mozart and Beethoven in their string quintets, Schubert adds a second cello, to create a work of sonorous beauty.
From its expansive opening Allegro and the fragile beauty of the Adagio to its exuberant Scherzo and good-humoured closing Allegretto, this is a work of boundless invention and charm.
Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias String Quartet are joined by cellist Alice Neary.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 1 hour (no interval)