Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout' (Die Forelle)

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Menahem Pressler & Quatuor Ebène 90th Anniversary Concert

Menahem Pressler & Quatuor Ebène 90th Anniversary Concert

Live in Paris


Chopin:

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Debussy:

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 - Andantino doucement expressif

DVD

Quatuor Ebène

Dvorak:

Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

CD or download

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Quatuor Ebène

Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Quatuor Ebène

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

CD or download

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Quatuor Ebène

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano)

Quatuor Ebène

Der Lindenbaum (No. 5 from Winterreise, D911)

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano) & Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Frühlingstraum (No. 11 from Winterreise, D911)

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano) & Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Die Krähe (No. 15 from Winterreise, D911)

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano) & Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Der Leiermann (No. 24 from Winterreise, D911)

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano) & Christoph Prégardien (tenor)

Die Forelle, D550

DVD

Menahem Pressler (piano) & Christoph Prégardien (tenor)


The Quatuor Ebène was invited by legendary pianist Menahem Pressler to join him in celebrating his 90th birthday at a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in November 2013. Their programme included two of the most life-affirming works in the chamber repertoire, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet, which form the CD version of this release. Additional items on the DVD version include the mesmerising encore – the Quatuor Ebène in the slow movement of Debussy’s quartet, with Pressler joining them on stage as a silent, but physically responsive partner. No wonder the 1800-strong audience burst into a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

90 years old, and still performing superbly as a soloist and chamber musician, pianist Menahem Pressler is a phenomenon – as the members of the Quatuor Ebène delightedly acknowledged at a celebratory concert at Paris’s Salle Pleyel on November 7th 2013. Recordings made at the concert, which also brought contributions from the double-bassist Benjamin Berlioz and the tenor Christoph Prégardien, have now been released on both CD and DVD.

Note that the download option includes the CD content (Dvořák and Schubert Piano Quintets) only - not the DVD content.

“The Schubert Trout...radiates such communicative spirit and pure delight in making music together that one readily forgives the very occasional rough edge or slip of the finger. Above all, of course, this cherishable pairing is a celebration of how one remarkable survivor has immeasurably enriched the lives of so many.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2014

“the world’s greatest chamber musician celebrates his 90th birthday...with the Quatuor Ébène as delightful companions. Elegant, affectionate music-making, with Pressler still showing the silky keyboard skills that made his 53 years with the Beaux Arts Trio such a glorious epoch.” The Times, 22nd November 2014 ****

“Flexible fingers, bright eyes, a cherubic smile, a prodigious virtuosity: the American-Israeli pianist Menahem Pressler...is a model of old age at its most munificent...This is the present for any chamber music lover - if you can bear to give it away.” The Observer, 14th December 2014 *****

Erato - 2564625964

(CD + DVD Video - 2 discs)

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Schubert: Trout Quintet & Wanderer Fantasy

Schubert: Trout Quintet & Wanderer Fantasy


Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Borodin Quartet

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'


EMI Masters - 6230802

(CD)

$9.00

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Schubert: The Trout & The Greatest Love and The Greatest Sorrow

Schubert: The Trout & The Greatest Love and The Greatest Sorrow


Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'


with Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (cello), Zubin Mehta (double bass), Andreas Schmidt (piano) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

This re-release — an improved version of Christopher Nupen’s Schubert DVD — contains two of his most famous films: The Trout, which is almost certainly the most frequently broadcast classical music film in the history of television and Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow which many people think is his best — perhaps because it was 10 years in the making.

As with most of Christopher Nupen’s DVDs this one contains two films which are entirely different in style and character from one another.

The Trout which was shot in 1969 is an explosion of youthful exuberance that was unlike anything that had ever been seen before. The protagonists were unknown to the general public when the film was shot but have since come to be recognised as being among the most affectionately remembered musicians of our time. Their names: Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pré and Zubin Mehta.

Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow was described by Sir Isaiah Berlin as, “This most poignant of tributes to Schubert.” It is not a film about Schubert’s life. It is a film about his extraordinary achievements in the last 20 months of his life after the death of his god, Beethoven. Schubert himself said, “Who, after Beethoven, may dare to do anything.” The answer was Franz Peter Schubert, who took the language of music forward into new and uncharted territory once he was liberated from his own profound respect for his predecessor. However, unlike Beethoven, he does not sing of the fullness of the earth. Instead, he laments for our mortality and what he has to say, ranks among the greatest achievements in music. The musicians are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andreas Schmidt, Antje Weithaas and Michael Sanderling.

Nominated at Banff and winner of Czech Crystal at Golden Prague.

Format: NTSC

Region: 0 (all regions)

Picture format: 4:3 and 16:9 letterbox

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

Subtitles: DE/EN/ES/FR/IT

Running time: 182 mins

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Christopher Nupen Films - A13CND

(DVD Video)

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Schubert: Die Forelle - Trout Variations

Schubert: Die Forelle - Trout Variations


Schmid, Benjamin:

Forelle Blue

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Die Forelle, D550

Tomter:

Fjellorreten

Whittall:

Hors d'oeuvre


Benjamin Schmid (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Jan Vogler (cello), Janne Saksala (double bass), Antti Siirala (piano), Erik Sollid (Hardanger fiddle), Stian Carstensen (accordion)

“Behind impressive technical accomplishment is a mastery of letter and spirit that cogently demonstrates the depth of their understanding and supremacy in ensemble playing. Instrumental balance is always carefully adjusted, the double bass offering a distinct but not intrusive lower line...the music moves with an airy fleetness and meticulously controlled dynamics.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

Sony - 88697892622

(CD)

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Mendelssohn & Schubert: Octets

Mendelssohn & Schubert: Octets


Mendelssohn:

Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

Recorded 1953

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Recorded 1950

Walter Panhofer (piano)

Octet in F major, D803

Recorded 1954


Recording locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, May 1950 (Schubert: Piano Quintet); Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, April 1954 (Schubert: Octet); Vienna, Austria, June 1953 (Mendelssohn)

This recording forms part of a series of 10 reissues celebrating the glorious Decca recordings from the 1950s-1970s of the Wiener Oktett (Vienna Octet), made up of key principals from the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

This collection brings together three of the most enduring chamber music masterpieces ever written. Mendelssohn’s Octet remains an absolute teenage marvel, never mind what Mozart wrote at a similar or younger age, or what child prodigies have accomplished since. Schubert’s “Trout” is one of his most joyous works and his Octet was one of the Wiener Oktett’s signature pieces, admired not only by a legion of concertgoers, record collectors and critics, but also the aged Richard Strauss who heard the ensemble perform this work.

What makes this set even more attractive is that the recordings of each of these pieces are rare and much sought-after. The Mendelssohn was the first of the ensemble’s two recordings (1953, 1972). The Schubert “Trout” Quintet was more famously recorded in 1957 with Clifford Curzon, but this 1950 recording, with the Oktett’s regular pianist, Walter Panhofer, is perhaps even more sublime. The Octet’s recording dates from 1954. It was recorded again in 1958, but for many, this first reading, which has never appeared on CD before, is perhaps even more spontaneous.

Distinguished commentator Tully Potter’s notes on the music and the performers are witty and engaging, adding yet another dimension to the reissue of these recordings, much loved as they have (until now) been much missed.

“Analogue mono sound in the 60-year-old recording of The Trout becomes acceptable as the magic of the performance takes over.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2010 ****

“The golden age of Viennese music-making flares gloriously into life again...The result is exquisite. Perfection of tone and phrasing … polish and subtlety and rare beauty of tone...The performance cannot be too highly recommended” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence Vienna Octet - ELQ4803431

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Schubert - Chamber Music

Schubert - Chamber Music


Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Martin Helmchen (piano), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello) & Aloïs Posch (double bass)

Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen' from Die Schöne Müllerin D802

Martin Helmchen (piano) & Aldo Baerten (flute)

Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, D897 (Op. post.148)

Martin Helmchen (piano), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello) & Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


Martin Helmchen and Christian Tetzlaff lead a superb line-up of young musicians in these, some of the best loved, of all chamber works.

“This is a marvellous disc, one of the most enjoyable I have heard in a long time. It is distinguished by superb sound, too. There is a great line-up of soloists who seem to have clicked miraculously, with the result that they deliver a more completely satisfactory account of the Trout Quintet than any I have ever heard before. Martin Helmchen is as gifted a new pianist as I expect to here for years, and Christian Tetzlaff is here at his best.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2009 *****

“Martin Helmchen is the sparkling pianist: fluent, lithe but never histrionic, not imposing himself: all five players really do seem to be equals….The variation movement, starting with a refined and restrained utterance of the song, swims along delectably….I have fallen for this PentaTone release hook, line and sinker.” International Record Review, July/August 2009

“The clarity of separation between the instruments in the Trout is owed in part to the recording but also the performers themselves, a well attuned group. Helmchen ensures that the opening of the variation movement quoting the song, "Die Forelle", is far gentler than usual, obeying the score, and the climax brings wonderfully bouncy playing, leading to a jaunty account of the finale. ...the most striking performance of all comes in the Notturno, tenderly affectionate in its flowing adagio. Though the pianissimos are extreme, every note can be clearly heard. A distinctive disc celebrating the emerging mastery of Martin Helmchen.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2009

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2010

Chamber Finalist

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Pentatone - PTC5186334

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Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout', etc.

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

String Trio in B flat major, D471

String Trio in B flat major, D581


Paul Lewis (piano) & Graham Mitchell (double bass)

Leopold String Trio

“Following their splendid collaboration in the Mozart quartets… Paul Lewis and the Leopold Trio (with Graham Mitchell) are equally impressive in the Trout. High spirits and poetry are given equal attention… Each 'Trout' variation is strongly characterised - if the theme seems a little lethargic, the first three variations, each more animated than the last, put this into perspective.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2006

Hyperion - CDA67527

(CD)

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Franz Schubert - Masterworks Volume 2

Franz Schubert - Masterworks Volume 2


Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D934

Octet in F major, D803


Decca - Double Decca - E4523932

(CD - 2 discs)

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Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout', etc.

Dvorak:

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 (B166) 'Dumky'

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'


Jorg Demus (piano)

Schubert Quartet, Suk Trio

Exhuming two glorious chamber music recordings - Jorg Demus is pianist in this joyous, sunny recording of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet and the Suk Trio's only recording of the Dvorak, "Dumky" Trio, much sought after by collectors, finally makes an appearance on CD.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4800489

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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581, etc.

Mozart:

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Schubert:

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'


Jack Brymer (clarinet), Ingrid Haebler (piano), Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Georges Janzer (viola), Eva Czako (cello), Jacques Cazauran (double-bass)

Allegri Quartet

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4500562

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