Label: Sony Classical
Release date: 7/1/2011
“Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major “”Trout””
Variations by the players
Benjamin Schmid (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Jan Vogler (cello), Janne Saksala (bass), Antti Siirala (Piano)”
On July 22, Moritzburg Festival artists Benjamin Schmid (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Jan Vogler (cello), Janne Saksala (double bass) and Antti Siirala (piano), in collaboration with the German radio station “Deutschlandradio Kultur”, released Schubert’s famous Piano Quintet in A Major (The Trout) as well as five different versions of the very popular “Die Forelle” (“The Trout”), Op.32 (D.550), also by Schubert. Each artist created an individual approach to the song, expressing the music in a highly personal way. Additional artists on the recording include Erik Sollid (hardanger fiddle) and Stian Carstensen (accordion).