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Schubert: Trout Quintet, Etc / Curzon, Vienna Octet, Et Al

Release Date: 11/30/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460650   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Octet membersVienna Philharmonic String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Vienna Octet's remake, recorded with Sir Clifford Curzon in 1957 when Boskovsky was still leading, is one of those gramophone classics difficult to knock off its perch." -- Gramophone [10/2001]

"How much [one] could learn from Sir Clifford Curzon about the art of listening!... I would recommend Curzon and his Viennese colleagues...for their rhythmic lilt and spontaneous smiling charm. -- Gramophone [10/1991]

"On [the] Trout recording the andantino variations are taken fairly briskly, loving the beauty of the music without loving it to death, and there can be no higher praise..." -- Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International

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Works on This Recording

Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Octet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 ZZZzzzz . . . . January 25, 2016 By gwen t. (Culver City, CA) See All My Reviews "I was SO disappointed. This is a rather colorless recording of the Trout. I really don't know what to say. With a good version, one can see the sparkling water and feel the energy of the fish racing upstream. Well, maybe in this version, the spent fish is travelling downstream." Report Abuse
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