The International Chamber music Festival Ede opens with an international concert. Not only the musicians come from all corners of the world, also the music itself are from many different countries. Pianist Anna Fedorova starts the concert with the festive ‘Préambule’ of Robert Schumanns Carnaval. This piece is followed by music of the Russians Dmitri Sjostakovitsj and Alfred Schnittke, the Argentinian Alberto Ginastera and the Austrian Gustav Mahler. Pièce de résistance on the program is Schuberts world famous ‘Trout Quintet’ on the beautiful Viennese Bösendorfer Imperial!
Schuberts Trout Quintet
‘Across a clear brook gentle – there shot in eager haste – the trout, so temperamental – quite arrow-like it raced.’ That is how one of Schuberts most beloved songs, ‘Die Forelle’ starts. This song became so popular that one of Schuberts admirers asked Schubert to compose a piano quintet in which ‘Die Forelle’ was incorporated. This is the history of the Trout Quintet in a nutshell. There is something else special about this piece. Also on request Schubert composed it for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. This combination of instruments is rare and adds, thanks to the double bass, a special sound to the piece.
You will listen to the following musicians tonight
- Anna Fedorova, piano
- Borys Fedorov, piano
- Sasha Grynyuk, piano
- Eldbjørg Hemsing, violin
- Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker, violin
- Kirill Troussov, violin
- Dana Zemtzov, viola
- Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
- Benedict Kloeckner, cello
- Nicholas Schwartz, double bass
Listen to Schuberts 'Trout Quintet'
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