Sun. 05 Sept. 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Hamburg | Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal | K 155

Trout Quintet

Trout Quintet

Alice Sara Ott, piano
Thomas Reif, violin
Wenxiao Zheng, viola
Sebastian Klinger, cello
Nabil Shehata, double bass
Benjamin Appl, baritone

Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg,

Franz Schubert:
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, Trout Quintet
and selected Lieder

Schubert’s Trout Quintet, which can probably be counted among the most popular chamber music works in the classical repertoire, owes its name to the fourth movement, in which the composer varies the theme of the song “The Trout”. The passage in which the fish is caught, however, remains unquoted, and so, despite occasional minor passages, the work is one of the composer’s liveliest and brightest ever. It bridges the gap between folk music, salon, and romanticism, and thus demonstrates a central characteristic of Schubert’s oeuvre. In the spirit of a “Schubertiade” – musical evenings in a private setting where the focus was entirely on Schubert’s work – Alice Sara Ott, one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation, makes music with her musician friends. The trust between the artists guarantees the intimacy and spontaneity that good chamber music needs. And since even at the original “Schubertiades” an evening without songs did not really count, Benjamin Appl – the baritone who despite his young age is already considered a luminary in the field of art song – joins the illustrious round. 

Ticket price

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