Schubert & Schumann: Quintets

Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956; Schumann: Piano Quintet

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COMPOSERS: Schubert,Schumann
LABELS: PentaTone
ALBUM TITLE: Schubert & Schumann: Quintets
WORKS: Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956; Schumann: Piano Quintet
PERFORMER: LaSalle Quartet, Lynn Harrell (cello), James Levine (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: PTC 5186 227 (1980) (hybrid CD/SACD)

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The LaSalle thankfully avoid coffee-house sentimentality in a stirring, Beethovenian reading of the Schubert Quintet, although the Schumann might perhaps have been indulged more affectionately. Julian Haylock