String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471
String Quintet in F major, WAB 112
The violin immediately plunges into the first theme of Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471 with a lighthearted melody reminiscent of Mozart. This single-movement piece embraces the spirit of true classicism throughout before sweeping to a gentle close.
Bruckner’s symphonic leanings burst out of the chamber music canvas in his String Quintet in F major. This thematically and harmonic complex work—which won Bruckner a diamond pin from the quintet’s dedicatee, Duke Max Emanuel of Bavaria—provides a rare opportunity to hear the composer in an intimate setting.