Customer Reviews for Quintett fur Klavier, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass A-Dur op. post.114 D 667 'Forellenquintett'
O. Arthur Stiennon, MD
Location: from Madison, WI
January 11, 2002
Trout quinter, F. Schubert
An absolutely delightful piece of music. The only difficulty is assembling the instrumentalists. You can use an extra cello insteasd of the bass, but one of the violinists has to be left out unless you double the part. One can fill out the session with one or two of the quintets of the same instrumentation by Louise Farenc (said to be the best female composer of the 19th century) They are both terrific but, of course, not quite in the same league as Schubert. Speaking of instrumentation, one can play the violin part on the flute (as I do) and no one seems to object. All in all, it's a pinacle of the chamber music repetory.
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