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Quintet A Major Op. Posth. 114 D 667 The Trout

Piano Quintet

By Franz Schubert

Chamber Ensemble Piano Quintet (Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Doublebass and Piano) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Quintet. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Wiltrud Haug-freienstein. Piano quintets. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = XV and 82 * Vl Part = 19 * Va Part = 16 * Vc Part = 14 * DB Part = 15. Classical. Softcover. 168 pages. G. Henle #HN463. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480463).

Item Number: HL.51480463

9.25x12.25 inches.

Franz Schubert transformed five song melodies from his rich ouput of Lieder into instrumental music. The song “The Trout” from 1817 served as a theme for the variations in his Quintet D. 667 for piano, violin, viola, violoncello and double bass, one of chamber music's most popular works. The piece's sunny mood – it sounds much more cheerful than Schubert's other chamber music – comes across like an echo of the felicitous summer months of 1819. The then twenty-two-year-old Schubert passes these in convivial company at Steyr in Upper Austria, and subsequently set to work composing. The present Urtext edition largely follows the Viennese first edition, which likely reproduces the original version of the now lost autograph. In addition, it takes into account the only manuscript source of this work, a copy by Schubert's friend Albert Stadler. Musicians everywhere will appreciate the optimally-placed page turns in the individual parts!

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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    Bass Man
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  • June 12, 2008 wonderful arrangement

    this may be biased, but I love this piece. I am a string bass player and small chamber ensembles are hard to come by that originally have the bass in it. The piece utilizes all 5 instruments, letting each one express their own voice at times. it also uses very...

    interesting, but beautiful duets and trios throughout the piece. I highly reccomend this to anyone who wants to hear how a chamber piece is supposed to sound like.

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