The quintets were thought to be composed between 1830 and 1842. The main theme to the opening movement, Allegro, is characterized by an unusual two measure rhythmic phrase before the lyrical part of the melody is given out. Gebel follows this technique throughout the movement, interspersing powerful rhythmic figures between lovely long-lined melodies. The second movement, a thrusting and energetic Scherzo, allegro molto, is followed by a beautifully contrasting trio section in which the first cello gives out the lovely theme high in its tenor register. The slow movement, Adagio ma non troppo, is very different in mood from the preceding two movements. Calm and reflective, it reminds one of the slow movements found in Beethoven's Op.18 string quartets, with Gebel had introduced to musical audiences in Moscow. The finale, Allegro agitato, features a struggle between two contrasting themes. The first quite powerful and almost harsh, the second, lyrical with hints of destiny.
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