Tuesday 19 July 2011
10.00pm – c11.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Proms Chamber Music & Saturday Matinees

  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet in C major, D956 (47 mins)
    • Belcea Quartet
    • Valentin Erben cello

About this event

Dating from the last months of Schubert's life, the String Quintet operates on the loftiest plane yet goes straight to the heart.

It is a piece the Belcea Quartet has toured and recorded to great acclaim alongside Valentin Erben, longtime cellist with the Alban Berg Quartet. Corina Belcea-Fisher, first violinist of the Belcea, comments: 'It is a great challenge to capture all the varied emotions of the piece, emotions that can switch from one second to the next. It has been a great privilege for us to explore this work with Valentin, to be able to draw from his resources and his knowledge.'

The ethereal elements of the famous slow movement should chime especially well with the relaxed but raptly attentive atmosphere of a Late Night Prom.

There will be no interval

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