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

Recordings
'Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio' (CDH55305)
Schubert: String Quintet & String Trio
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55305  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Schubert: 'Trout' Quintet' (CDA67527)
Schubert: 'Trout' Quintet
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67527  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Details
Track 1 on CDH55305 [11'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

String Trio in B flat major, D471
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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

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