L'Archibudelli: Schubert - Trout Quintet, Arpeggione, Notturno (FLAC)
L'Archibudelli: Schubert - Trout Quintet, Arpeggione, Notturno (FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: L’Archibudelli: Jos van Immerseel, Vera Beths, Jurgen Kussmaul, Anner Bylsma, Marji Danilow
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Sony Classical
Size: 305 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

1. Piano Quintet in A Major, (Op. posth. 114), D. 667 “The Trout”: I. Allegro vivace
2. Piano Quintet in A Major, (Op. posth. 114), D. 667 “The Trout”: II. Andante
3. Piano Quintet in A Major, (Op. posth. 114), D. 667 “The Trout”: III. Scherzo. Presto
4. Piano Quintet in A Major, (Op. posth. 114), D. 667 “The Trout”: IV. Tema. Andantino – Var. I-V – Allegretto
5. Piano Quintet in A Major, (Op. posth. 114), D. 667 “The Trout”: V. Finale. Allegro giusto
6. Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, (Op. posth) D. 821 “Arpeggione”: I. Allegro moderato
7. Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, (Op. posth) D. 821 “Arpeggione”: II. Adagio
8. Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, (Op. posth) D. 821 “Arpeggione”: III. Allegretto
9. Adagio in E-flat Major for Piano Trio, (Op. posth. 148), D. 897 “Notturno”

Lonely, but Noble Arpeggione Sonata

Among three works in this CD, the most characteristic is the performance of the arpeggione sonata D821 by Bylsma and Immerseel. This sonata has long been treated as a bravura showpiece by virtuoso cellists. Bylsma’s approach is fundamentary different: He treats the sonata as a serious work, consistent with the period of composition (two String Quartets D804 and D811-The Death and Maiden). Using five-stringed small cello, he plays with highest sense of delicacy. As a result, the music is no more a merry bravura, but somewhat lonely and at the same time quite noble one. I like this approach. Others, the most popular ‘Trout’ Quintet and the least known Piano Trio fragment (‘Notturno’), also share the high musical standard, too.

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