Liszt Academy - Solti Hall
SCHUBERT: Piano Quintet in A major ("Trout"), D. 667
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A minor ("Arpeggione"), D. 821
Maxim Rysanov viola, Abouzahra Amira violin, Bence Bánkövi cello, Jenő Puporka bass, Ildikó Rozsonits, Ryan Martin Bradshaw piano
Sylvester Paumgartner. This was the name of the well-to-do music patron of the town of Steyr and enthusiastic cellist who, in 1819, enchanted by The Trout Schubert song, asked the composer staying in Upper Austria at the time to work this Lied melody into a chamber piece. If the story is true, this is how the Piano Quintet in A major was born, with the famous melody in the fourth movement. Concerto Budapest’s Schubert Day programme lifts off with a recital of this exact composition. At the opening concert, the great Ukrainian violist Maxim Rysanov and several talents discovered in the TV show Virtuózok then play the A minor (‘Arpeggione’) sonata chamber work. This composition (1824) takes its name from an instrument that today is mentioned mainly as a historical curiosity and one that has totally fallen out of fashion. A cousin of the guitar, it resembled the cello and was played with a bow. Today, the sonata with piano accompaniment is performed by Rysanov playing the viola.