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From the Archives - Schubert Cello Quintet

 Portrait of Franz Schubert.
Wilhelm August Rieder
Vienna Museum
Portrait of Franz Schubert.

Franz Schubert was prolific, but he wrote only one string quintet that added a second cello to the standard quartet, and it was composed weeks before his death. Hear it in a spectacular performance with a superstar second cellist.

Compositions and Recordings

String Quintet in C Major
by Franz Schubert
Emerson String Quartet

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