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Mist in the Elbe Valley (1821) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Track(s) taken from CDH55305
Recording details: October 1994
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1995
Total duration: 11 minutes 50 seconds

String Trio in B flat major, D471
composer
1816; only the first movement (Allegro) and a fragment of the slow movement survive

Other recordings available for download
Leopold String Trio
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During the autumn of 1816, Schubert had finally quitted his much-loathed teaching post and moved in with his close friend Franz Schober. Away from his overcrowded and repressive family home, sharing accommodation with a charismatic young man whose experience of life was far wider than his own, and in a vastly improved frame of mind, Schubert began to pour forth new compositions, including the present String Trio during the September. Although compared to the vast musical canvas of the String Quintet, the Trio (as it exists) represents a veritable microcosm of musical activity, the tendency towards relatively untroubled, often highly lyrical exposition/recapitulations, dramatically heightened by a more serious central development section, is already unmistakable. This miniature gem is one of the most treasured works in the string repertoire.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1995


Other albums featuring this work
'Schubert: 'Trout' Quintet' (CDA67527)
Schubert: 'Trout' Quintet
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