Thursday, May 12, 2011

Much Ado About Trout

The YouTube video below is an excerpt from the first movement of the Forellenquintet, or the Trout Quintet: the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert.   The work was composed in 1819, when Schubert was only 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.

The piece is known as the Trout because the fourth movement is a set of variations on Schubert's earlier song "Die Forelle" (The Trout).

 

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

U.S. Marshal Service: Yea, right. Forellen refers to a trout like July refers to a month on the calender! You're full of it, Mr. Freedman.