Janine Jansen & Friends
Decca 478 3551
Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D 956: I, Allegro ma non troppo (19:39)
Janine Jansen & Boris Brovtsyn, violins; Amihai Grosz, viola; Torleif Thedéen & Jens Peter Maintz, cellos
Schubert’s last and greatest chamber work, the String Quintet in C major, is contrasted with the young Schoenberg’s earliest masterpiece, Verklärte Nacht. For this recording, derived from live performances given in Dortmund in May 2012, Janine Jansen is joined by a group of exceptional young musicians who are all fellow members of Spectrum Concerts Berlin, the prestigious German chamber music group with whom Jansen has played since 1998.