While there are several pieces of classical music played on the soundtrack of the new Danish film Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction, there is one piece of music that pops up throughout the movie. Including over its end credits.
That music also plays as Cazotte arrives home and his landlady asks him to pay his rent.
It plays again as Cazotte goes to the palace where the Duchess hires him to watch her son, and again when he tells the Duchess her son seems to be interested in Princess Ludmilla.
The pretty piece then appears several more times in the film before it plays over the end credits.
That piece is Franz Schubert’s Piano in A major, D. 667 “The Trout”: 4th movement: Andantino, and is performed by one of Europe’s premiere chamber ensembles, the Amati Chamber Ensemble Quintet.
Franz Schubert’s Piano in A major, D. 667 “The Trout”: 4th movement: Andantino
The Trout Quartet was composed by Franz Schubert in 1819 when the Austrian composer was still only 22 years old, but it was not published until more than 10 years later after his death in 1829 at the still young age of just 31 years old.
It was one of hundreds of symphonies, lieder, operas, piano sonatas, chamber music and incidental music the prolific composer created during his very short life.
Franz Schubert’s Piano in A major, D. 667 “The Trout”: 4th movement: Andantino was uniquely written for the piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass.
The fourth movement of the Trout Quartet is a theme and variation on Schubert’s previously composed lied ‘Die Forelle’.
Listen to Schubert’s Piano in A major, D. 667 “The Trout”: 4th movement: Andantino performed by the Amati Chamber Ensemble Quintet as heard throughout Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction in the Spotify player.
You can also hear it performed by Emil Gilels and the Amadeus Quartet in the video below.
As for Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction the Danish black comedy is now streaming on Netflix. It is a movie, interestingly, with production design by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.
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