Heinrich Schiff, cello
Schubert: Quintet in C, D.956, II. Adagio
Alban Berg Quartet
From Schubert Quintet in C (1990)
Released by Angel Records
Schubert: Quintet D956
The String Quintet in C major, D 956, Op.163, was composed during the summer of 1828, two months before his death, and is Schubert’s final instrumental work.
I love the whole piece, but particularly the second Adagio movement, it is like an exchange of intimate confidences.