Philharmonia Chamber Players: Schubert’s Quintet in C
Eunsley Park – violin
Nuno Carapina – violin
tbc – viola
Richard Birchall – cello
Alexander Rolton – cello
Schubert String Quintet in C major Listen
Five members of the Philharmonia Orchestra perform one of the pinnacles of the chamber music repertoire in this free early evening concert.
Schubert’s Quintet in C major is widely considered one of the great achievements in Western culture – it would certainly be many a string player’s Desert Island Disc. Its sublime slow movement alone is a miniature masterpiece, poised between tranquillity and heartbreak.
Schubert’s choice to use two cellos in his quintet gives depth and richness to some of his most profound, expressive writing. Listening to this music in the hands of five of the Philharmonia’s world-class string players is 50 minutes well spent.
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Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available a week before the event.
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm