Schubert: String Quintet in C, D. 956 / Rondo in A, D. 438
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Interesting, first, because of their extremely brisk pacing of the first movement, more "Allegro" (and even molto) than "non troppo". Archibudelli is indeed among a small handful of ensembles in the recorded history of Schubert's Quintet that took such a swift first movement, with Heifetz and friends the most extreme, to my ears to the point of caricature even (Quintet in C). Archibudelli takes some 30 seconds more to get through the first movement (exposition repeat subtracted to make things comparable, since Heifetz didn't play it), which puts them in the same league with the 1963 Taneyev Quartet (...Read more ›
When I first got the CD, some ten years ago, and listened to it, I was mystified. "Why have I never heard this piece of music before?" I asked myself. Then I realized that I had two other performances on CD in my collection already, but that this one was so much more vivid and spacious that I hadn't recognized it. I dug it out to listen again after being reminded of it by a review by Mike Birman of Schubert's piano works. Thanks, Mike!
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This is in my opinion one of the best recorded versions of this piece. I have heard it live three times, and on ABC Classic FM many many times. Live? Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Timothy Bailey
Remarkable performance. Tremendous energy and clarity. Who cares what instruments they're playing on!Published on November 22, 2003