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Schubert / Emil Gilels / Amadeus Quartet, 1976: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”)

In this 1976 recording, the late Russian pianist Emil Gilels (1916-1985) is joined by members of the Amadeus Quartet (Norbert Brainin, violin; Peter Schidlof, viola; Martin Lovett, cello; and Rainer Zepperitz, double bass) in a performance of Schubert‘s Trout quintet (“Forellenquintett”).
This recording is from a cassette I purchased in the mid-70s, issued on the Deutsche Grammophon label, serial number 3300 646. In order to strengthen viewer confidence that the recording they are listening to is in fact the one it is claimed to be, I have created this video exclusively with images of the cassette and cassette cover and notes. 

1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante (13:34)
3. Scherzo. Presto (20:50)
4. Thema. Andantino (24:49)
5. Finale. Allegro giusto (32:43)
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EuZicAsa Thursday Evening At the Concert – Great Performances: Schubert Quintet A major The Trout , Barenboim, Perlman, Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre and Mehta

First movement: 00:32
Second movement: 10:10
Third movement: 18:27
Fourth movement: 23:17
Fifth movement: 32:00

From Wikipedia: The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. In Otto Erich Deutsch‘s catalogue of Schubert’s works, it is D. 667. The work was composed in 1819,[1] when Schubert was only 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.[2]

Rather than the usual piano quintet lineup of piano and string quartet, Schubert’s piece is written for piano, violinviolacello and double bass. The composerJohann Nepomuk Hummel had rearranged his own Septet for the same instrumentation,[3] and the Trout was actually written for a group of musicians coming together to play Hummel’s work.>>>>>>>>>>more HERE

From Wikipedia: Jacqueline Mary du PréOBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was a British cellist. She is particularly associated with Elgar‘s Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as “definitive” and “legendary.”[1] Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at age 28, and led to her premature death. Posthumously, she was the subject of a film Hilary and Jackie (based on her siblings’ memoir, A Genius in the Family) that was factually controversial and criticized for sensationalising her private life.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>more HERE