Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1828)
Tokyo String Quartet: Martin Beaver & Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello; Lynn Harrell, cello
Marc Neikrug shared his thoughts with Kerry Frumkin about Schubert and the profound musical journey of this great Quintet.
Some hear a sorrowful premonition in Schubert’s String Quintet; others, an irrepressible zest for life. For Lynn Harrell it’s a bit of both, and a poignant expression of the human experience.
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2012. These heartfelt good wishes come from the distinguished American cellist Lynn Harrell.
Lynn Harrell has great fondness and respect for Marc Neikrug.
Lynn Harrell writes a terrific blog at lynnharrell.com that he calls “There’s Always Room for Cello.” Lynn and his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale, recently produced a CD titled “WE’LL PAINT YOU A RAINBOW” to benefit at risk children around the world. Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jessye Norman, Christine Brewer, John Williams, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Lynn Harrell are just a few of the musicians who have given their time and talents to record for the album.