String Quintet in C Major D 956 Op. posth, 163 composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Egon Voss. For String Quintet. String Quintets. Henle Music Folios. Softcover. 87 pages. G. Henle #HN812. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480812).
No music lover can remain untouched by the emotional quality of this work, composed in Schubert's last year. The monumental weight of the outer movements, the intimate lyricism of the “Adagio,” as well as the unusual timbre ensure the uniqueness of this quintet. An additional cello, which takes on an essential melodic role, joins the classical string quartet. The editor of our new Urtext edition, Egon Voss, not only does justice to the difficult source situation; with new and convincing solutions for difficult page turns, he also takes into account the demands of musical practice.