Hear the Santa Fe Broadcast at a special time, Wednesday at 6:00 PM
The Schubert String Quintet in C is sacred ground for most chamber musicians; words like “miraculous,” and “sublime” always seem to accompany this work, which touches the soul in ways that words can’t. Written in the last months of Schubert’s all-too-brief life, it is often regarded as one of his greatest achievements. By the time he wrote it, he was suffering from severe headaches, gastric distress, fatigue (all symptoms of syphilis), yet he worked furiously; writing this, a mass, some piano sonatas, the Schwanengesang, and a psalm setting for the City Synagogue of Vienna.
It is typical of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to role out a piece of this stature with musicians of the highest caliber. Lynn Harrell is the “extra” cellist with the Tokyo String Quartet. This final broadcast in a series from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival starts at a special time this week, 6:00 PM on WFMT.