An early stereo recording that, in terms of instrumental placing, has an almost monaural sound image, features the Amadeus's Quartet in a highly dramatic 1959 account of Schubert's Death and the Maiden Quartet. DG's latest transfer is excellent and comes coupled with a stylish Trout Quintet where members of the Amadeus are joined by Emil Gilels and double-bassist Rainer Zepperitz.
-- Robert Cowan, Gramophone [4/1997]
In the 1975 DG recording of the Trout there is a masterly contribution from Gilels, and the Amadeus play with considerable freshness. The approach is very positive, not as sunny and spring-like as in some versions, but rewarding in its seriousness of purpose... TheRead more unanimity of ensemble [in Death and the Maiden] is remarkable. The quartet play as one in dealing with the finer points of phrasing, for example at the very beginning of the variations.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout"by Franz Schubert Performer:
Rainer Zepperitz (Double Bass),
Peter Schidlof (Viola),
Martin Lovett (Cello),
Emil Gilels (Piano),
Norbert Brainin (Violin)
Amadeus String Quartet members
Period: Romantic Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria Date of Recording: 1975
Gilels in great formDecember 1, 2012By S. Cuunjieng (New York, NY)See All My Reviews"Am very biased in favor of Gilels whether in classical or romantic repertoire. Excellent playing like his dg recordings of Beethoven."Report Abuse