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

An exploration of Schubert's Trout Quinter by Jeremy Siepmann

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Schubert: An Introduction to … SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet "Trout"

2:23:23
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  • Jeremy Siepmann (reader)

Introduction, origins

1:39
$1.05

Imagery, analogy and the shape of the things to come; the opening flourish

1:50
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The unusual presence of the double-bass

0:54
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A palette of tone colours and the emergence of a theme

0:47
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Trouble getting off the ground, but the key is not in doubt.

0:49
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Jumping the queue: Schubert takes a lesson from Mozart.

1:33
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Mozart demonstrates a traditional transition.

0:33
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Destination clarified

0:07
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Mozart confirms our arrival.

0:08
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A Schubertian shocker from a later work

0:52
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Rejoining the 'Trout', with a reminder

0:27
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The piano joins the strings with yet a third variant of the theme.

0:31
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A rhythmic motto: the 'triplet motif'

1:26
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We get it here.

0:17
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We get it there.

0:17
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We find it everywhere, even in the double-bass.

0:27
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The strings' answer to the piano's opening flourish

0:36
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The two-part structure of the 'answering motif'...

0:24
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...but scarcely ever the same way twice

0:34
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The piano and strings now share the material for the first time.

0:42
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Conversation as the first principle of chamber music

0:43
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Opening (introductory) section heard complete

1:01
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The violin and double-bass in partnership

1:16
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The violin and piano swap roles.

0:59
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Transition to second main theme; triplets now everywhere

1:12
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On the threshold of the new theme

0:30
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Second main theme (a 'love duet'), shared by cello and viola

1:24
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The abandonment of octaves in the piano changes the tone colour.

1:07
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A surprising change of tone and a premonition

0:39
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A return to lyricism, but the cello jumps the gun

0:37
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A buoyant, skipping new theme is given to the solo piano.

0:36
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Re-entry of the strings as the violin takes up the new theme

0:25
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A transitional theme, and another Schubertian key-jump

1:33
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We sense the imminent arrival of the closing theme.

1:31
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A sudden, hushed key-change introduces part two of the closing theme.

0:40
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The exposition comes to an end.

0:32
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Cue to complete exposition

0:06
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Music: exposition complete

4:09
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Introduction to the development; the genetic code of 'key'

7:20
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The contrasting aural properties of piano and violin

1:03
$1.05

The ponderous double-bass is featured in the first main theme

0:49
$1.05

The strings are liberated from servitude, but are a long way from home.

0:42
$1.05

A joyful conversation and a change of pace in the piano

1:06
$1.05

The piano takes the melodic lead again.

0:31
$1.05

A conversation between violin and piano leads to the exposition...

1:20
$1.05

...but Schubert gets it 'wrong'.

1:35
$1.05

Music: first movement (complete)

9:09
$2.10

Introduction to second movement

1:53
$1.05

The violin now takes theme one.

0:29
$1.05

The piano regains the theme.

0:42
$1.05

The violin and piano round off first section with the new 'closing' theme.

0:35
$1.05

A major change of tone: a passing cloud and a dark new key

1:19
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The piano abandons its octaves, but not its triplets, in the new 'Hungarian' theme.

1:28
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The sun returns with a new theme, in two contrasting parts.

1:21
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An evaporating dialogue between violin and piano

0:58
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A major mood change as twilight falls

1:12
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Cue to whole movement

0:33
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Music: second movement (complete)

7:30
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Introduction to the Scherzo - and a clear four-bar phrase...

1:37
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...'answered' by two two-bar phrases

0:21
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A disconcerting 'echo'

1:02
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Expectation, frustration and surprise

0:27
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The phrase length exands from nine to fourteen bars

0:36
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The beginning of the second half...

1:07
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...or should it go from G minor to D major?

0:08
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Doubts are sown as the tonality becomes elusive.

0:48
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A varied reprise of part one, and the end of the Scherzo proper

0:33
$1.05

A conversational start to the Trio section

0:40
$1.05

Another Schubertian phrase extension

0:25
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Two overlapping phrases add up to a single theme.

0:22
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The piano adds a third phrase to the overlap.

0:32
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The overlaps continue as the key drifts downwads

0:36
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Another Schubertian key-jump, now to B flat

0:45
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A dramatic transformation of mood

0:52
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Awakening from a dream: the main theme's return

0:51
$1.05

Cue to complete Scherzo

0:11
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Music: third movement (complete)

3:52
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Enter the trout, at last; a meeting with the original

0:30
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Music: 'Die Forelle'

1:59
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Back to the Quintet: the strings, headed by the violin, introduce the theme.

1:24
$1.05

The first variation

1:41
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The second variation

1:14
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The third variation

1:20
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The fourth variation, part one

1:33
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The fourth variation, part two

0:57
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The fifth variation

2:45
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The final variation, part one: violin and piano alone introduce the theme

0:31
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The final variation, part two: the cello takes the tune.

0:25
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The final variation, part three: piano and violin return as a duo...

0:25
$1.05

The final variation, part four: ...as do the viola and cello.

0:17
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The final variation, part five: the entire ensemble is reunited.

0:39
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Music: fourth movement (complete)

7:09
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Introduction to the finale: Schubert as wizard of repetition

2:17
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Easily overlooked: the accompaniment from cello and double-bass

0:36
$1.05

Contrasts of timbre and register

0:59
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A repetition, and yet not a repetition

0:07
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A journey begun; the phenomenon of musical gravity

0:22
$1.05

The journey completed

0:16
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The source of musical gravity

0:22
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Music: saint-saens - The Carnival of the Animals 'The Pianists'

0:28
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A scale of shifting tensions

0:49
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Music: Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 (Finale)

0:37
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Back to Schubert

0:39
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The piano embellishes a scalewise descent.

0:18
$1.05

A retrospective moment

0:33
$1.05

Repetition more apparent then real

1:02
$1.05

A taste of phrase rhythm

1:26
$1.05

Shifting patterns of accentuation

0:27
$1.05

The section reviewed

0:15
$1.05

An increasingly sophisticated texture as parts interact

0:46
$1.05

More phrase rhythm

0:29
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A repetition from the strings...

0:11
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...and an answer from the piano

0:13
$1.05

In transition to the secondary key

0:51
$1.05

The origin of the second theme

0:19
$1.05

The second main theme

0:38
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The closing section begins, with a question answered.

0:42
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The question repeated, a slightly differnet answer

0:28
$1.05

First theme of closing section reviewed

0:59
$1.05

Remembrance of things past

0:28
$1.05

The piano and strings argue over the harmony.

1:13
$1.05

Emergence of the final theme

0:24
$1.05

An unexpected thunderstorm

0:51
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The sound of silence

1:29
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Cue to complete Finale

1:00
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Music: Finale (Complete)

6:47
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Contents: FLAC44100

Schubert: An Introduction to … SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet "Trout"

2:23:23
$162.50
  • Jeremy Siepmann (reader)

Introduction, origins

1:39
$1.25

Imagery, analogy and the shape of the things to come; the opening flourish

1:50
$1.25

The unusual presence of the double-bass

0:54
$1.25
Show 123 remaining tracks for Schubert: An Introduction to … SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet "Trout"

A palette of tone colours and the emergence of a theme

0:47
$1.25

Trouble getting off the ground, but the key is not in doubt.

0:49
$1.25

Jumping the queue: Schubert takes a lesson from Mozart.

1:33
$1.25

Mozart demonstrates a traditional transition.

0:33
$1.25

Destination clarified

0:07
$1.25

Mozart confirms our arrival.

0:08
$1.25

A Schubertian shocker from a later work

0:52
$1.25

Rejoining the 'Trout', with a reminder

0:27
$1.25

The piano joins the strings with yet a third variant of the theme.

0:31
$1.25

A rhythmic motto: the 'triplet motif'

1:26
$1.25

We get it here.

0:17
$1.25

We get it there.

0:17
$1.25

We find it everywhere, even in the double-bass.

0:27
$1.25

The strings' answer to the piano's opening flourish

0:36
$1.25

The two-part structure of the 'answering motif'...

0:24
$1.25

...but scarcely ever the same way twice

0:34
$1.25

The piano and strings now share the material for the first time.

0:42
$1.25

Conversation as the first principle of chamber music

0:43
$1.25

Opening (introductory) section heard complete

1:01
$1.25

The violin and double-bass in partnership

1:16
$1.25

The violin and piano swap roles.

0:59
$1.25

Transition to second main theme; triplets now everywhere

1:12
$1.25

On the threshold of the new theme

0:30
$1.25

Second main theme (a 'love duet'), shared by cello and viola

1:24
$1.25

The abandonment of octaves in the piano changes the tone colour.

1:07
$1.25

A surprising change of tone and a premonition

0:39
$1.25

A return to lyricism, but the cello jumps the gun

0:37
$1.25

A buoyant, skipping new theme is given to the solo piano.

0:36
$1.25

Re-entry of the strings as the violin takes up the new theme

0:25
$1.25

A transitional theme, and another Schubertian key-jump

1:33
$1.25

We sense the imminent arrival of the closing theme.

1:31
$1.25

A sudden, hushed key-change introduces part two of the closing theme.

0:40
$1.25

The exposition comes to an end.

0:32
$1.25

Cue to complete exposition

0:06
$1.25

Music: exposition complete

4:09
$1.25

Introduction to the development; the genetic code of 'key'

7:20
$2.50

The contrasting aural properties of piano and violin

1:03
$1.25

The ponderous double-bass is featured in the first main theme

0:49
$1.25

The strings are liberated from servitude, but are a long way from home.

0:42
$1.25

A joyful conversation and a change of pace in the piano

1:06
$1.25

The piano takes the melodic lead again.

0:31
$1.25

A conversation between violin and piano leads to the exposition...

1:20
$1.25

...but Schubert gets it 'wrong'.

1:35
$1.25

Music: first movement (complete)

9:09
$2.50

Introduction to second movement

1:53
$1.25

The violin now takes theme one.

0:29
$1.25

The piano regains the theme.

0:42
$1.25

The violin and piano round off first section with the new 'closing' theme.

0:35
$1.25

A major change of tone: a passing cloud and a dark new key

1:19
$1.25

The piano abandons its octaves, but not its triplets, in the new 'Hungarian' theme.

1:28
$1.25

The sun returns with a new theme, in two contrasting parts.

1:21
$1.25

An evaporating dialogue between violin and piano

0:58
$1.25

A major mood change as twilight falls

1:12
$1.25

Cue to whole movement

0:33
$1.25

Music: second movement (complete)

7:30
$2.50

Introduction to the Scherzo - and a clear four-bar phrase...

1:37
$1.25

...'answered' by two two-bar phrases

0:21
$1.25

A disconcerting 'echo'

1:02
$1.25

Expectation, frustration and surprise

0:27
$1.25

The phrase length exands from nine to fourteen bars

0:36
$1.25

The beginning of the second half...

1:07
$1.25

...or should it go from G minor to D major?

0:08
$1.25

Doubts are sown as the tonality becomes elusive.

0:48
$1.25

A varied reprise of part one, and the end of the Scherzo proper

0:33
$1.25

A conversational start to the Trio section

0:40
$1.25

Another Schubertian phrase extension

0:25
$1.25

Two overlapping phrases add up to a single theme.

0:22
$1.25

The piano adds a third phrase to the overlap.

0:32
$1.25

The overlaps continue as the key drifts downwads

0:36
$1.25

Another Schubertian key-jump, now to B flat

0:45
$1.25

A dramatic transformation of mood

0:52
$1.25

Awakening from a dream: the main theme's return

0:51
$1.25

Cue to complete Scherzo

0:11
$1.25

Music: third movement (complete)

3:52
$1.25

Enter the trout, at last; a meeting with the original

0:30
$1.25

Music: 'Die Forelle'

1:59
$1.25

Back to the Quintet: the strings, headed by the violin, introduce the theme.

1:24
$1.25

The first variation

1:41
$1.25

The second variation

1:14
$1.25

The third variation

1:20
$1.25

The fourth variation, part one

1:33
$1.25

The fourth variation, part two

0:57
$1.25

The fifth variation

2:45
$1.25

The final variation, part one: violin and piano alone introduce the theme

0:31
$1.25

The final variation, part two: the cello takes the tune.

0:25
$1.25

The final variation, part three: piano and violin return as a duo...

0:25
$1.25

The final variation, part four: ...as do the viola and cello.

0:17
$1.25

The final variation, part five: the entire ensemble is reunited.

0:39
$1.25

Music: fourth movement (complete)

7:09
$2.50

Introduction to the finale: Schubert as wizard of repetition

2:17
$1.25

Easily overlooked: the accompaniment from cello and double-bass

0:36
$1.25

Contrasts of timbre and register

0:59
$1.25

A repetition, and yet not a repetition

0:07
$1.25

A journey begun; the phenomenon of musical gravity

0:22
$1.25

The journey completed

0:16
$1.25

The source of musical gravity

0:22
$1.25

Music: saint-saens - The Carnival of the Animals 'The Pianists'

0:28
$1.25

A scale of shifting tensions

0:49
$1.25

Music: Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 (Finale)

0:37
$1.25

Back to Schubert

0:39
$1.25

The piano embellishes a scalewise descent.

0:18
$1.25

A retrospective moment

0:33
$1.25

Repetition more apparent then real

1:02
$1.25

A taste of phrase rhythm

1:26
$1.25

Shifting patterns of accentuation

0:27
$1.25

The section reviewed

0:15
$1.25

An increasingly sophisticated texture as parts interact

0:46
$1.25

More phrase rhythm

0:29
$1.25

A repetition from the strings...

0:11
$1.25

...and an answer from the piano

0:13
$1.25

In transition to the secondary key

0:51
$1.25

The origin of the second theme

0:19
$1.25

The second main theme

0:38
$1.25

The closing section begins, with a question answered.

0:42
$1.25

The question repeated, a slightly differnet answer

0:28
$1.25

First theme of closing section reviewed

0:59
$1.25

Remembrance of things past

0:28
$1.25

The piano and strings argue over the harmony.

1:13
$1.25

Emergence of the final theme

0:24
$1.25

An unexpected thunderstorm

0:51
$1.25

The sound of silence

1:29
$1.25

Cue to complete Finale

1:00
$1.25

Music: Finale (Complete)

6:47
$1.25
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