Of the 600+ songs composed by Franz Schubert, Die Forelle (“The Trout”) is arguably the best known. The bubbly melody about the frisky fish (and his untimely fate) is so infectious that Schubert later composed an entire theme-and-variations movement around it in what became forever after known as his “Trout” quintet.
One of the highlights of our #Heifetz2017 summer was a Sunday Matinee performance featuring a rare opportunity to hear the original Schubert song “embedded” in a complete performance of the Trout Quintet. Soprano Carol Mastrodomenico of our Communication faculty enters after the third movement to join the merry band anchored by the son-and-father duo of pianist Andrew and double bassist Bruce Rosenblum, peforming together on stage for the very first time. Joining the fishy frolic: Violinist Ji-Won Song, violist Daniel Burmeister, and cellist Thomas Mesa. Anglers Aweigh!