A summit of romantic music in a Schubertiade of outstanding musicians and served by a superb sound recording with the signature of Nicolas Bartholomée. The Piano Quintet in A major Op. 114 was composed in 1819 (Schubert was 22), at the request of Sylvester Paumgartner, a wealthy music patron and amateur cellist. Its title, Die Forelle (The Trout) refers to its fourth-movement set of variations on the composer s earlier song of that name. The compelling Sonatina in D Major, Op.posth. 137, no. 1 (1817) is really a sonata for piano and violin (the term sonatina was used to give these pieces greater appeal for amateur musicians). It is heavily influenced by Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert s principal models, and he unmistakeably quotes Mozart in the first movement, where he takes up the theme from the E minor Violin Sonata K304.