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Schubert: Trout Quintet, Etc / O'Conor, Cleveland

Release Date: 08/27/2002 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  James Van DemarkJames DunhamPaul KatzWilliam Preucil,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For sheer virtuosity, ensemble exactitude, and rhythmic sparkle, Telarc's 1990 recording of Schubert's beloved "Trout" Quintet easily ranks among the catalog's finest. The musicians opt for breathtakingly brisk tempos in the odd-numbered movements while bringing a wealth of genial inflections to the table and a genuine sense of give-and-take from player to player. A muscular, robust reading of the A minor Quartet D. 804 provides generous filler, although I prefer the Auryn Quartet's subtler, comparatively lean-textured account on CPO. While Telarc's sound slightly lacks the warmth and intimacy I treasure in this repertoire, audiophiles will respond to the reverberant clarity of each instrument. At midprice, you can't go wrong. Read more />
--Jed Distler
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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:  James Van Demark (Double Bass), James Dunham (Viola), Paul Katz (Cello),
William Preucil (Violin), John O'Conor (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass 
Length: 37 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, D 804/Op. 29 no 1 "Rosamunde" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Katz (Cello), William Preucil (Violin), Peter Salaff (Violin),
James Dunham (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass 
Length: 35 Minutes 28 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Spirited Playing July 11, 2017 By Mark S. (Fort Mill, SC) See All My Reviews "This is a fun, spirited performance by John O'Conner and the Cleveland Quartet of the Trout. The group establish brisk tempos right from the start with lively give and take through out the whole piece. It certainly pictures in sound the playfulness of the trout." Report Abuse
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