Schubert help!

A friend asked me to recommend a CD of Schubert’s 2-cello quintet, and I haven’t listened to it for many years - any personal recommendations I could share with her?


The NPR guide recommends the Melos quartet with Rostropovich. Penguin Guide likes the Lindsay Quartet. They both sound great to me, but so does the cheapie Naxos version with the Villa Musica ensemble – a great bargain. I’m sure there are plenty of other good ones.

there are quite a few good ones to choose from

  • the ABQ recording with Heinrich Schiff
  • the Emerson Quartet’s version with Mstislav Rostropovich
  • a 1952 recording of an all-star ensemble (Isaac Stern, Paul Tortelier, et al.)