Schubert : "The Trout" Quintet

Schubert : "The Trout" Quintet

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Clifford Curzon (piano), Willi Boskovsky (violin), Gunther Breitenbach (viola), Nikolaus Hubner (cello), Johann Krump (double-bass)

Decca SXL 2110

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

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Franz Schubert (1797-1828) : Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114

The Trout Quintet (Forellenquintett) is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, by Franz Schubert. The piano quintet was composed in 1819, when he was 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death. The piece is known as The Trout because the fourth movement is a set of variations on Schubert's earlier Lied "Die Forelle" ("The Trout"). 

In the summer of 1819, Franz Schubert stayed in the Austrian town of Steyr where he began work on the composition of the five-movement Piano Quintet in A major, op. 114 (D 667) which was commissioned by the cellist Sylvester Paumgartner. The work was completed in the autumn and soon achieved great popularity under the name of Trout Quintet, which it owes to the Andantino fourth movement – a set of variations on the song of the same name.
The work has remained highly popular right up to the present day and so it comes as no surprise to find this highly praised recording, made with such renowned artists as the pianist Clifford Curzon, the violinist Willi Boskovsky and other members of the Vienna Octet, being released once again.
The ensembles refreshing performance reflects the sparkling lightness and virtuosity of the work. The well-balanced recording with its full tone certainly deserves a place in every music lovers collection.

Recorded in October 1957 at Sofiensaal in Vienna.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com