String Quintet in C major D.956
Franz Schubert


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Down 51. Lowest ever position; has been in the chart every year since 1996. 3rd of Schubert's 6 entries.

Within a couple of months, of writing his String Quintet in C Major, Schubert was dead, so this work was posthumously published. As his entreaty revealed, Schubert had tinkered with the standard setting of a string quintet to include an extra cello. The addition of another cello along wit some of Schubert's most profound and restrained writing and it was a recipe for a sure-fire hit.

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