⇒ 5 more: Violin 1 • Violin 2 • Viola • Cello 1 • Cello 2
||August Schulz (1837-1909)
||Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.. Plate 10178 A-E.
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⇒ 4 more: Violin 2 • Viola • Cello 1 • Cello 2
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Violin, Cello and Piano (Hermann)
For Piano 4 hands (Hübschmann)
For Piano 4 hands (Ulrich)
For Piano (Stark)
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For Organ (Stenov)
Scherzo e Trio (No.3)
For 5 Cellos (Tobasi)
||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
||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; 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
||WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 292655475; LCCN: n81028026; BNF: 13911273b
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- Allegro ma non troppo
- Scherzo. Presto — Trio. Andante sostenuto
- Allegretto — Più allegro
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1853? or earlier
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||2 violins, viola, 2 cellos
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.