This is Schubert played with heart-stopping freshness, the composer as romantic rather than classicist. You realise that this is actually a young man's music: Schubert, though near death, was barely 30. The players plunge to the extremes of Schubert's precise dynamic markings and contrasts: the profound quintet has a huge outburst at the end of the first movement, a sublime but flowing adagio, only the scherzo's trio seems too slow, and the finale has real weight. In the two quartets the Belceas make the most of the G major's dramatic flourishes and the D minor's tragic intensity. Superb.
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