String Quintet in C major D.956 (2) (extract) Franz Schubert Download 'String Quintet in C major D.956 (2) (extract)' on iTunes
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Mozart's best music: where to start
An anonymous commission prompted Mozart to start writing his Requiem. After taking on the project, he started experiencing ‘very strange thoughts’, and began to fear he was writing a requiem for his own death. The result? A moving piece, with passages of fearful angst and resolute acceptance, left unfinished by the time Mozart died in 1791.