Quintet in A major 'The Trout', D 667
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.
Rather than the usual piano quintet lineup of piano and string quartet, the Trout Quintet is written for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. The composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel had rearranged his own Septet for the same instrumentation, and the Trout was actually written for a group of musicians coming together to play Hummel's work.
Performances & Interviews
- Schubert: Trout Quintethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01snxmp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01snxmp.jpg2014-05-19T13:00:00.000ZStephen Johnson with the Gould Piano Trio and friends explore Schubert's Quintet.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zcm50
Schubert: Trout QuintetStephen Johnson with the Gould Piano Trio and friends explore Schubert's Quintet.