Cellist Amit Peled is featured on a new recording of Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956 with the Aviv Quartet, out today on Naxos. The album also includes a performance of Schubert’s String Trio in B flat Major, D. 581 and was recorded at the Eglise de Chateau-D’Oex in Switzerland by producer, engineer, and editor Norbert Kraft. The booklet notes are written by Keith Anderson.
Of the recording, Peled says, “Standing firmly as the pinnacle of Mount Everest in chamber music, it has been my dream to record the Schubert Quintet for the longest time. Mesmerized by the legendary recordings of both the Alban Berg Quartet with Heinrich Schiff and the Juilliard Quartet with Bernard Greenhouse, when Naxos asked me to record it, I immediately thought of the Aviv Quartet, who studied in Germany with the Alban Berg Quartet. I studied intensely with Bernard Greenhouse so a mixture of both worlds and both legendary recordings is what we brought together with Naxos. During the recording sessions, we found our own collective voice through the piece and have given it our personal statement. Reaching the top of this monumental Musical Everest has truly been a dream for all of us and we hope that you will enjoy the view from up there as you listen to our recording.”