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Schubert – “Trout” Quintet

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Rudolf Serkin himself not only stood behind this particular recording of Schubert’s “Trout” but also took over the piano part. His renowned crisp and precise style of playing draws the four string players into the eddies of the first movement and causes the lively rising and falling chains of chords to whirl through the swiftly changing harmonies. The strings nestle together as though magnetised, striking out in broad arches of melody, then changing as quick as a flash from the role as soloists to pulsating accompanists who are always joyfully prepared to catch on to a new melody in the part writing. Both the Andante and the fourth movement, a theme and variations on Schubert’s lied “The Trout” which lends its name to the work, flow along with a highly cultivated tone that is mellow yet not over-sweet. The dancelike Finale is fresh and exciting, with the musicians taking up repeats of musical material from the previous movements and thus imparting a cyclical effect to the work. This festive Schubertiade from the heart of chamber music will certainly have delighted maestro Schubert.

 

I – Allegro vivace
II – Andante
III – Scherzo
IV – Theme and Variations
V – Finale

 

Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm