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The Trout - watch a clip from a film documenting a legendary performance of Schubert's chamber work
On 30 August 1969, five young musicians came together to play Schubert's Trout Quintet in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Their names: Daniel Barenboim (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Jacqueline du Pré (cello) and Zubin Mehta (double bass).

Putting piano music from Schubert's time under the microscope - Phys.Org
He attaches 46 small pieces of reflective material to her hands and finger joints, and records all body movements with the aid of nine infrared cameras. The distance between the cameras has been carefully calculated to ensure that he obtains continuous images of all fingers, even if the pianist occasionally should hide her thumb behind the other fingers.

Daniel Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano
Barenboim was inspired to experiment with the design after playing Franz Liszt's restored grand piano during a trip to Siena, Italy in September 2011. "The warmth and tonal characteristics of the traditional straight-strung instruments is so different from the homogenous tone produced by the modern piano across its entire range," he said.

David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms
The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses...

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