I wrote a post in the fall of 2006 highlighting the rehearsal process of the famous ‘Trout’ Quintet documentary from 1969 featuring Daniel Barenboim on piano, Itzhak Perlman on violin, Pinchas Zuckerman on viola, Jacqueline du Pré on cello, and Zubin Mehta on double bass.
Check my old post out here. In addition to the rehearsal process, it features complete renditions of the third and fourth movements.
There is also a clip from the movie where each musician grabbed a different instrument and played a chunk of the first movement. Daniel Barenboim sounds like a chud on bass, but listen to how amazing Jacqueline du Pré sounds on the violin! She’s holding it like a cello, but it sounds like she could play an entire concert like that and still dazzle the audience.
This documentary has unfortunately not been released on DVD, but you can pick up a VHS copy from Amazon here:
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