Schubert: Trout Quintet

November 30, 2017, 9:00 am

For her first-ever recording of Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter teamed up with piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov and three young soloists from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. “Chamber music is at once the most personal and the most emotional music of all,” says Mutter. “The greatest works of music history were written for chamber ensemble.” For Trifonov, this includes Schubert’s works: “They’re so pure, so simple in structure, so forthright in expression.” Their first collaboration resulted in a vibrant performance, recorded at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.


    This is a fantastic recording! The playing is fierce and very articulate. I wonder if fans of more traditional interpretations will find this appealing?