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Donald Macleod looks at two valedictory works from Schubert's last weeks - the motet Tantum ergo and the String Quintet, which gathered dust for 25 years after the composer's death.

Donald Macleod looks at two valedictory works from Schubert's final weeks - the motet Tantum ergo and the troubled String Quintet, which gathered dust for 25 years after the composer's death but is now regarded as one of the masterpieces of chamber music.

Tantum ergo for soloists, chorus and orchestra, D962
Lucia Popp (soprano)
Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto)
Adolf Dallapozza (tenor)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

String Quintet in C, D956
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Alban Berg Quartet.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    'Tantum ergo', D962 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

    Performer: Lucia Popp (sop), Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender (cont), Performer: Adolf Dallapozza (ten), Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass) Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (cond)

    • EMI.
    • 7 64778 2,.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D956

    Performer: Alban Berg Quartet Performer: Heinrich Schiff (vc)

    • EMI.
    • 566890 2,.

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