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"H.M.V. has recorded the 'Trout' Quintet for Piano and Strings played by The International String Quartet and Backhaus. As the work has been mentioned several times in these columns, it will be sufficient to state that this is a very good edition of it. Remarkable is the flexibility of Backhaus’s playing. Never have I heard so gentle, warm—I would almost like to say musical—playing by this great pianist. He gives the performance its significance." - The Gramophone, 1928
This excellent new release brings you not only the Trout but also a number of solo Schubert piano works, plus a fantastic recording of Grieg's Piano Concerto, recorded in 1933 by Backhaus with the New Symphony Orchestra under John Barbirolli.
Superb new transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn make this an essential listen!