Last week, I received my copy of Schubert's String Quintet D 956 featuring the Emerson String Quartet w/ Mstislav Rostropovich on the 2nd cello.
WOW! Fantastic! I've already listened to it a 1/2 dozen times over the last week.
It's already jumped ahead of the "Death and The Maiden" string quartet as my favorite work by Schubert
Lovely, isn't it? I think it's as good as chamber works get. Although, I have to confess a great admiration for two of Mozart's - K515 and K516.
I've got the recording with the Cleveland Quartet w/Yo-Yo Ma. Beautiful piece, no doubt among my favorites.
You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.
I have the Yo Yo Ma recording. Quite something!
I've one version by Grumieux & co., and another by Heifetz & co. Both great IMO.