Music Form: Chamber Music: Piano Quintet

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 677



“The Trout Quintet”



The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. The work was composed in 1819, when Schubert was 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.

Rather than the usual piano quintet lineup of piano and string quartet, Schubert’s piece is written for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. The piece is known as the Trout because the fourth movement is a set of variations on Schubert’s earlier Lied “Die Forelle” (The Trout).

Quintet for Piano in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” – 1. Allegro vivace


 

Quintet for Piano in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” – 2. Andante


 

Quintet for Piano in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” – 3. Scherzo: Presto


 

Quintet for Piano in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” – 4. Theme with Variations – Andante – Allegretto


 

Quintet for Piano in A major, Op. 114, D. 667 “The Trout” – 5. Finale: Allegro Giusto

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