String Quintet, D.956 (Schubert, Franz)

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Carolus (2010/8/26)

Performer Pages Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (ensemble)
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Vangi (2017/12/6)

Performers Quintetto Boccherini:
Arrigo Pelliccia, Guido Mozzato (violins)
Luigi Sagrati (viola)
Arturo Bonucci, Nerio Brunelli (cellos)
Publisher Info. La Voce del Padrone ‎– QALP 10179, unknown.
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Lucas-coelho (2021/8/8)

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Performer Pages Budapest String Quartet (Joseph Roisman, Alexander Schneider, Boris Kroyt, Misch Schneider)
Bernar Heifetz (cello)
Publisher Info. Columbia Masterworks, 1963. MS 6536.
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Lucas-coelho (2021/7/15)

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Performer Pages Isaac Stern (violin)
Alexander Schneider (violin)
Milton Katims (viola)
Pablo Casals (cello)
Paul Tortelier (cello)
Publisher Info. Columbia Masterworks, 1953. ML 4714 / SL-183.
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Performer Pages Budapest String Quartet (Joseph Roisman, Alexander Schneider, Boris Kroyt, Misch Schneider)
Bernar Heifetz (cello)
Publisher Info. Columbia Masterworks, 1951. ML 4437.
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Perlnerd666 (2009/7/19)

Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Franz Schubert's Werke, Serie IV: Streichquintette, No.1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1889. Plate F.S. 22.
Reprinted New York: Dover Publications, 1965.
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Generoso (2011/2/26)

Editor Wilhelm Altmann (1862-1951)
Publisher. Info. Edition Eulenburg No.15
Leipzig: Eulenburg, n.d.(ca.1925). Plate E.E. 1115.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: C. A. Spina, No.9101, n.d.[1853]. Plate D. & C. N° 9101.
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Cypressdome (2013/6/2)

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Massenetique (2011/6/23)

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Massenetique (2011/6/23)

Editor August Schulz (1837-1909)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.[1876]. Plate 10178 A-E.
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TheShrubbery (2009/6/7)

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Editor Carl Herrmann (1810-1890)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.775, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate 8159.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Violin, Cello and Piano (Hermann)

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Peter (2009/11/7)

Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.1420, n.d.(ca.1850). Plate 3649.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Hübschmann)

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CURTIM (2011/2/28)

Arranger C. Hübschmann
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.[1868]. Plate F.E.C.L. 2079.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Röse)

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Arranger August Röse (1821-1873)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Spina, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate C.S.17,128.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Ulrich)

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Daphnis (2007/7/20)

Arranger Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1875). Plate 8074.
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For Piano (Stark)

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Peter (2008/12/4)

Arranger Ludwig Stark (1831-1884)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 5661.
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Adagio (No.2)

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Scherzo e Trio (No.3)

For 5 Cellos (Tobasi)

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Misc. Notes Transposed from D major to C major
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General Information

Work Title String Quintet
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Streichquintett; Arĉkvinteto; 弦楽五重奏曲; Quintette en ut majeur de Schubert; Strijkkwintet; strin quintent; Quintetto per archi in do maggiore; Quintet de corda
Name Aliases Quintette en do majeur de Schubert; Quintette à cordes en do majeur; Quintette en ut majeur; Quintette a cordes en do majeur; Strijkkwintet in C-groot; Strijkkwintet (Schubert); String Quintet in C Major, D. 956; String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163; Quintetto d'archi in do maggiore D. 956; Quintetto d'archi in do maggiore op. 163
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 292655475; LCCN: n81028026; BNF: 13911273b
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.956; Op.163
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 725
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo. Presto — Trio. Andante sostenuto
  4. Allegretto — Più allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1828
First Performance. 1850-November-17
First Publication. 1853? or earlier
Average DurationAvg. Duration 55 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos

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First public performance: 17 Nov 1850 in the kleine Musikvereinsaal Vienna by the Joseph Hellmesberger Sr. quartetJoseph Hellmesberger Sr. (1st violin), Matthias Durst (2nd violin) Carl Heissler (viola), Carl Schlesinger (cello) and Josef Stransky 2nd cello.
The Quintet was to be Schubert’s last completed chamber work. In mid-October of 1828 – just a few weeks after having completed the Quintet – Schubert’s appetite disappeared. Weakened by tertiary syphilis and the toxic, mercury-based medications he was taking for the syphilis, Schubert took to his bed with a high, persistent fever, almost certainly caused by a bacterial typhoid infection. Schubert died at three o’clock in the afternoon on November 19, 1828. The String Quintet in C Major – scored for two violins, a viola, and two ‘cellos – is widely believed to be among the handful of greatest chamber works ever composed.


Date of publication- 1853 according to Deutsch ("Anfang 1853, Gestochen noch vor dem Ausscheiden Diabellis aus dem Verlag 1851".)

Composition completed - 1828 September or October. It is not certain, I gather, that it was completed before the B-flat piano sonata. It was his last completed (multi-instrument) chamber work.


See Also
List of Compositions Featuring the Cello