Two stars from different generations, artists of the highest calibre, mark their first collaboration with an album devoted to one of the supreme landmarks of classical music.
Anne-Sophie Mutter, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut in 2016, and Daniil Trifonov, now in his mid-twenties, join forces with three young string-playing alumni of the Mutter Foundation for a new release on Deutsche Grammophon.
The all-Schubert album features the composers Piano Quintet in A Major, known as the Trout Quintet; Notturno in E-flat Major, a sublime late work for violin, cello and piano; and arrangements of the songs Ständchen and Ave Maria for violin and piano.
While Schuberts output for violin and piano amounts to little more than a handful of pieces, his piano trios and the evergreen Piano Quintet include magnificent parts for violin. The Trout Quintet is one of the great pieces in the repertoire, Anne-Sophie Mutter reflects. Schubert, sadly, wrote very little for violin. The Trout gave me the opportunity not only to work with Daniil but also to include wonderful colleagues, young artists who have gone through tutoring with my Foundation. Its a piece that allows musical friends to work together.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Hwayoon Lee, viola
Maximilian Hornung, cello
Roman Patkolo, double bass
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Quintet For Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello And Double Bass In A Major "The Trout" D 667
1. 1. Allegro vivace
2. 2. Andante
1. 3. Scherzo. Presto - Trio
2. 4. Thema. Andantino - Var. I-VI
3. 5. Finale. Allegro giusto
1. Trio For Piano, Violin And Cello In E Flat Major "Notturno" D 897
2. Standchen "Leise Flehen Meine Lieder" D 957/4
3. Ave Maria D 839