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Marlboro Festival 40th Anniversary - Schubert, Mozart: Quintets


Release Date: 08/21/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 46252  
Composer:  Franz SchubertWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf SerkinJaime LaredoPhilipp NaegeleLeslie Parnas,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 1967 performance of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet is the most fascinating offering, largely because the musicians play with great cohesion yet maintain distinctive parts without shaking the ensemble's equilibrium. Rudolf Serkin is clearly the leader, but his playing never upstages the sturdy quartet of Jaime Laredo, Philipp Naegele, Leslie Parnas, and Julius Levine, an enthusiastic group that rises to the work's challenges and Serkin's inspired promptings. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, performed in 1968, is a little less engrossing, though it shares with the Schubert a similar balance of distinctive lines and bonded ensemble playing.

-- Blair Sanderson, AllMusic.com
The 1967 performance of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet is the most fascinating offering, largely because the musicians play with great cohesion yet maintain distinctive parts without shaking the ensemble's equilibrium. Rudolf Serkin is clearly the leader, but his playing never upstages the sturdy quartet of Jaime Laredo, Philipp Naegele, Leslie Parnas, and Julius Levine, an enthusiastic group that rises to the work's challenges and Serkin's inspired promptings. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, performed in 1968, is a little less engrossing, though it shares with the Schubert a similar balance of distinctive lines and bonded ensemble playing.

-- Blair Sanderson, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano), Jaime Laredo (Violin), Philipp Naegele (Viola),
Leslie Parnas (Cello), Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leslie Parnas (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin), Samuel Rhodes (Viola),
Alexander Schneider (Violin), Harold Wright (Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 

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