There is a very famous documentary from 1969 called “The Trout” featuring a group of legendary musicians assembling and performing Schubert’s famous quintet.
The musicians featured are:
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Pinchas Zuckerman, viola
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Zubin Mehta, double bass
Here are some clips of the rehearsal process and an overview of the documentary project:
The VHS package has a nice summary of the project:
“A film about how and why five of the most gifted young musicians of their time came together in London in 1969 to rehearse and perform Schubert’s famous Trout Quintet. The film follows the lives and preparations of the artists during the week leading up to the concert and it ends with the complete performance shot live on stage, during the performance in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall in August 30th. From beginning to end the film is an account of supremely gifted young musicians enjoying their talents, their special relationship, and the music of Franz Peter Schubert who wrote his Trout Quintet in the Summer of 1819 when he himself was only 22 years old. It is one of the most successful Classical Music films ever made.”
Here are videos of the third and fourth movement:
Schubert “Trout” movement 3
Schubert “Trout” movement 4
This great project appears to only be on VHS tape now and not on DVD. If you’re interested, you can order it from Amazon below:
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