Performers:Triin Ruubel (violin)
Kaija Lukas (viola)
Theodor Sink (cello)
Siret Lust (contrabass)
Sten Heinoja (piano)
Schubert. Piano Quintet in A major op. 114, D667 (“The Trout Quintet”)
Mahler. Piano Quartet in A minor
The title, “The Trout Quintet”, thanks to the well-known song by Franz Schubert, is one of the star pieces of chamber music. The beautiful melodies and colourful characters of the piece are also well-suited for a quick look back at the ending year. Schubert was twenty-two when he composed his piano quintet, while spending his summer in the town of Steyr which boasts a highly scenic swathe of natural beauty. Each bar of “The Trout Quintet”, conveys the rich palette of colours and cheerful moods of Austrian nature.