String Quintet, D.956 (Schubert, Franz)

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Carolus (2010/8/26)

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Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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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. Leipzig: Eulenburg, Ed.15, n.d.(ca.1925). Plate E.E. 1115
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Massenetique (2011/6/23)

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Editor August Schulz (1837-1909)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.[1876]. Plates 10178 A-E.
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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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Peter (2009/11/7)

Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. [ca.1850]. Edition No.1420, Plate 3649
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CURTIM (2011/2/28)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.[1868]. Plate F.E.C.L. 2079.
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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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Peter (2008/12/4)

Arranger Ludwig Stark (1831-1884)
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III. Scherzo e Trio

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Tobasi (2015/8/19)

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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
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.956; Op.163
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
IV. Allegretto - Più allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1828
First Publication. 1828
Average DurationAvg. Duration 55 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos

Misc. Comments

See Also
List of Compositions Featuring the Cello


The Quintet was to be Schubert’s last completed 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 among the handful of greatest chamber works ever composed. (That is not an opinion; that is a fact.)