Schubert’s Quintet

Schubert’s Quintet

Australian Chamber Orchestra

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The Australian Chamber Orchestra captures the cascading beauty of Schubert's masterful String Quintet in C major in this intimate concert film.

Composed in the final weeks of his life, Schubert's delicate quintet showcases an impressive spectrum of harmonic color and texture. Schubert’s career was marked by a deep admiration for Beethoven and a desire to achieve the same artistic heights as his hero. He accomplished this in his “perfect” Quintet, often hailed as one of the finest long-form pieces of chamber music ever written.

In this star-studded performance, the ACO players bring out the intimacy and intensity of Schubert's remarkable composition. Filmed in Sydney's spectacular Phoenix Central Park, this concert is a quintessential chamber music experience taken up a notch, drawing the audience into a deep connection with both the musicians and their music. The venue's acoustics and atmosphere amplify the quintet's emotional depth, making this performance an unforgettable journey through Schubert's final, transcendent masterpiece.

String Quintet in C major, D.956 - Franz Schubert

Cast & Crew

(Director), Richard Tognetti (AO Director Violin), Helena Rathbone (Violin), Stefanie Farrands (Viola), Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello), Melissa Barnard (Cello), (Orchestra), (Composer)

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