Gig: Schu­bert String Quar­tet

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - R14EVIEW -

Schu­bert String Quin­tet, C ma­jor, op 163, D956. This is such a typ­i­cal Desert Is­land Discs favourite. I first heard this work as a teenager in the Na­tional Con­cert Hall per­formed by the Van­brugh Quar­tet and Ais­ling Drury Byrne and I can still re­mem­ber this per­for­mance vividly. The sub­lime melodies feel like they were writ­ten for all hu­man­ity — I can’t be­lieve that Schu­bert never heard this work per­formed. I was lucky enough to walk down the aisle to part of the slow move­ment per­formed by friends at my wed­ding. .

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