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Classics Explained: Schubert - Piano Quintet in A Major, 'Trout'

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Catalogue number8558075-76
Release date2002-12-20
Discs2

 
 
 
Disc 1
 
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  An Introduction to … SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet "Trout" 143:23
01 Introduction, origins 01:39 $ 0.30 USD
02 Imagery, analogy and the shape of the things to come; the
opening flourish
01:50 $ 0.33 USD
03 The unusual presence of the double-bass 00:54 $ 0.16 USD
04 A palette of tone colours and the emergence of a theme 00:47 $ 0.14 USD
05 Trouble getting off the ground, but the key is not in doubt. 00:49 $ 0.15 USD
06 Jumping the queue: Schubert takes a lesson from Mozart. 01:33 $ 0.28 USD
07 Mozart demonstrates a traditional transition. 00:33 $ 0.10 USD
08 Destination clarified 00:07 $ 0.02 USD
09 Mozart confirms our arrival. 00:08 $ 0.02 USD
10 A Schubertian shocker from a later work 00:52 $ 0.16 USD
11 Rejoining the 'Trout', with a reminder 00:27 $ 0.08 USD
12 The piano joins the strings with yet a third variant of the
theme.
00:31 $ 0.09 USD
13 A rhythmic motto: the 'triplet motif' 01:26 $ 0.26 USD
14 We get it here. 00:17 $ 0.05 USD
15 We get it there. 00:17 $ 0.05 USD
16 We find it everywhere, even in the double-bass. 00:27 $ 0.08 USD
17 The strings' answer to the piano's opening flourish 00:36 $ 0.11 USD
18 The two-part structure of the 'answering motif'... 00:24 $ 0.07 USD
19 ...but scarcely ever the same way twice 00:34 $ 0.10 USD
20 The piano and strings now share the material for the first
time.
00:42 $ 0.13 USD
21 Conversation as the first principle of chamber music 00:43 $ 0.13 USD
22 Opening (introductory) section heard complete 01:01 $ 0.18 USD
23 The violin and double-bass in partnership 01:16 $ 0.23 USD
24 The violin and piano swap roles. 00:59 $ 0.18 USD
25 Transition to second main theme; triplets now everywhere 01:12 $ 0.22 USD
26 On the threshold of the new theme 00:30 $ 0.09 USD
27 Second main theme (a 'love duet'), shared by cello and viola 01:24 $ 0.25 USD
28 The abandonment of octaves in the piano changes the tone
colour.
01:07 $ 0.20 USD
29 A surprising change of tone and a premonition 00:39 $ 0.12 USD
30 A return to lyricism, but the cello jumps the gun 00:37 $ 0.11 USD
31 A buoyant, skipping new theme is given to the solo piano. 00:36 $ 0.11 USD
32 Re-entry of the strings as the violin takes up the new theme 00:25 $ 0.08 USD
33 A transitional theme, and another Schubertian key-jump 01:33 $ 0.28 USD
34 We sense the imminent arrival of the closing theme. 01:31 $ 0.27 USD
35 A sudden, hushed key-change introduces part two of the
closing theme.
00:40 $ 0.12 USD
36 The exposition comes to an end. 00:32 $ 0.10 USD
37 Cue to complete exposition 00:06 $ 0.02 USD
38 Music: exposition complete 04:09 $ 0.75 USD
39 Introduction to the development; the genetic code of 'key' 07:20 $ 1.32 USD
40 The contrasting aural properties of piano and violin 01:03 $ 0.19 USD
41 The ponderous double-bass is featured in the first main
theme
00:49 $ 0.15 USD
42 The strings are liberated from servitude, but are a long way
from home.
00:42 $ 0.13 USD
43 A joyful conversation and a change of pace in the piano 01:06 $ 0.20 USD
44 The piano takes the melodic lead again. 00:31 $ 0.09 USD
45 A conversation between violin and piano leads to the
exposition...
01:20 $ 0.24 USD
46 ...but Schubert gets it 'wrong'. 01:35 $ 0.29 USD
47 Music: first movement (complete) 09:09 $ 1.65 USD
48 Introduction to second movement 01:53 $ 0.34 USD
49 The violin now takes theme one. 00:29 $ 0.09 USD
50 The piano regains the theme. 00:42 $ 0.13 USD
51 The violin and piano round off first section with the new
'closing' theme.
00:35 $ 0.11 USD
52 A major change of tone: a passing cloud and a dark new key 01:19 $ 0.24 USD
53 The piano abandons its octaves, but not its triplets, in the
new 'Hungarian' theme.
01:28 $ 0.26 USD
54 The sun returns with a new theme, in two contrasting parts. 01:21 $ 0.24 USD
55 An evaporating dialogue between violin and piano 00:58 $ 0.17 USD
56 A major mood change as twilight falls 01:12 $ 0.22 USD
57 Cue to whole movement 00:33 $ 0.10 USD
58 Music: second movement (complete) 07:30 $ 1.35 USD
 
 
Disc 2
01 Introduction to the Scherzo - and a clear four-bar phrase... 01:37 $ 0.29 USD
02 ...'answered' by two two-bar phrases 00:21 $ 0.06 USD
03 A disconcerting 'echo' 01:02 $ 0.19 USD
04 Expectation, frustration and surprise 00:27 $ 0.08 USD
05 The phrase length exands from nine to fourteen bars 00:36 $ 0.11 USD
06 The beginning of the second half... 01:07 $ 0.20 USD
07 ...or should it go from G minor to D major? 00:08 $ 0.02 USD
08 Doubts are sown as the tonality becomes elusive. 00:48 $ 0.14 USD
09 A varied reprise of part one, and the end of the Scherzo
proper
00:33 $ 0.10 USD
10 A conversational start to the Trio section 00:40 $ 0.12 USD
11 Another Schubertian phrase extension 00:25 $ 0.08 USD
12 Two overlapping phrases add up to a single theme. 00:22 $ 0.07 USD
13 The piano adds a third phrase to the overlap. 00:32 $ 0.10 USD
14 The overlaps continue as the key drifts downwads 00:36 $ 0.11 USD
15 Another Schubertian key-jump, now to B flat 00:45 $ 0.14 USD
16 A dramatic transformation of mood 00:52 $ 0.16 USD
17 Awakening from a dream: the main theme's return 00:51 $ 0.15 USD
18 Cue to complete Scherzo 00:11 $ 0.03 USD
19 Music: third movement (complete) 03:52 $ 0.70 USD
20 Enter the trout, at last; a meeting with the original 00:30 $ 0.09 USD
21 Music: 'Die Forelle' 01:59 $ 0.36 USD
22 Back to the Quintet: the strings, headed by the violin,
introduce the theme.
01:24 $ 0.25 USD
23 The first variation 01:41 $ 0.30 USD
24 The second variation 01:14 $ 0.22 USD
25 The third variation 01:20 $ 0.24 USD
26 The fourth variation, part one 01:33 $ 0.28 USD
27 The fourth variation, part two 00:57 $ 0.17 USD
28 The fifth variation 02:45 $ 0.50 USD
29 The final variation, part one: violin and piano alone
introduce the theme
00:31 $ 0.09 USD
30 The final variation, part two: the cello takes the tune. 00:25 $ 0.08 USD
31 The final variation, part three: piano and violin return as
a duo...
00:25 $ 0.08 USD
32 The final variation, part four: ...as do the viola and
cello.
00:17 $ 0.05 USD
33 The final variation, part five: the entire ensemble is
reunited.
00:39 $ 0.12 USD
34 Music: fourth movement (complete) 07:09 $ 1.29 USD
35 Introduction to the finale: Schubert as wizard of repetition 02:17 $ 0.41 USD
36 Easily overlooked: the accompaniment from cello and
double-bass
00:36 $ 0.11 USD
37 Contrasts of timbre and register 00:59 $ 0.18 USD
38 A repetition, and yet not a repetition 00:07 $ 0.02 USD
39 A journey begun; the phenomenon of musical gravity 00:22 $ 0.07 USD
40 The journey completed 00:16 $ 0.05 USD
41 The source of musical gravity 00:22 $ 0.07 USD
42 Music: saint-saens - The Carnival of the Animals 'The
Pianists'
00:28 $ 0.08 USD
43 A scale of shifting tensions 00:49 $ 0.15 USD
44 Music: Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 (Finale) 00:37 $ 0.11 USD
45 Back to Schubert 00:39 $ 0.12 USD
46 The piano embellishes a scalewise descent. 00:18 $ 0.05 USD
47 A retrospective moment 00:33 $ 0.10 USD
48 Repetition more apparent then real 01:02 $ 0.19 USD
49 A taste of phrase rhythm 01:26 $ 0.26 USD
50 Shifting patterns of accentuation 00:27 $ 0.08 USD
51 The section reviewed 00:15 $ 0.05 USD
52 An increasingly sophisticated texture as parts interact 00:46 $ 0.14 USD
53 More phrase rhythm 00:29 $ 0.09 USD
54 A repetition from the strings... 00:11 $ 0.03 USD
55 ...and an answer from the piano 00:13 $ 0.04 USD
56 In transition to the secondary key 00:51 $ 0.15 USD
57 The origin of the second theme 00:19 $ 0.06 USD
58 The second main theme 00:38 $ 0.11 USD
59 The closing section begins, with a question answered. 00:42 $ 0.13 USD
60 The question repeated, a slightly differnet answer 00:28 $ 0.08 USD
61 First theme of closing section reviewed 00:59 $ 0.18 USD
62 Remembrance of things past 00:28 $ 0.08 USD
63 The piano and strings argue over the harmony. 01:13 $ 0.22 USD
64 Emergence of the final theme 00:24 $ 0.07 USD
65 An unexpected thunderstorm 00:51 $ 0.15 USD
66 The sound of silence 01:29 $ 0.27 USD
67 Cue to complete Finale 01:00 $ 0.18 USD
68 Music: Finale (Complete) 06:47 $ 1.22 USD
 
  Album total 143:23
ComposerSchubert, Franz
ReaderSiepmann, Jeremy

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