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17. Schubert: "Trout" Quintet & Adagio and Rondo Concertante

Schubert's Trout Quintet, scored, like a similar work by Hummel, for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano, was conceived during a happy summer visit to the Styrian countryside in 1819. It takes its name from a song by Schubert, Die Forelle (The Trout), which is used as a theme for variations in the fourth of the five movements. The spirit of the song and of the countryside seems to permeate the whole work. The Adagio and Rondo Concertante were written, scored for piano quartet, in 1816.

Recommended recording
Schubert: Piano Quintet "Trout" & Adagio and Rondo Concertante, played by members of the Kodály Quartet, the double-bass player István Tóth and pianist Jeno Jandó. Naxos 8.550658


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