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Franz Schubert “Trout” Quintet recital poster

 Collection — Folder: OF-1
Identifier: MS-1017

Content Description

A black and white publicity poster for a noontime concert given in Levering Hall in the spring of 1989. The poster shows the six performers. The centerpiece of their program was Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, with a slow movement based on Schubert’s song “Die Forelle” (“The Trout”). According to the donor, when Douglas Fambrough made the concert poster, pre-internet, he couldn’t find a picture of a trout to illustrate it, so he sketched the skeleton of an eaten fish and put it beneath the photo.

The people in the photo and their 1989 affiliations, left to right: 1. Eliza Lansdale, viola (JHU undergrad) 2. Allan Spradling, PhD, violin (faculty, Carnegie Institution Dept of Embryology; adjunct faculty, JHU Dept of Biology; adjunct faculty, JHUSM Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetics) 3. Center front: Andrew Fire, PhD, cello (postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Institution Dept of Embryology; 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) 4. Center rear: Douglas Fambrough, PhD, piano (faculty, JHU Dept of Biology; former faculty, Carnegie Institution Dept of Embryology) 5. David Pumplin, PhD, cello (faculty, U of Maryland School of Medicine Dept of Anatomy) 6. Beth Webber, soprano (staff, JHU Legal Office)


  • Creation: 1989 Spring

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Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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A black and white publicity poster for a noontime concert of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet performed by students, faculty, and staff, which was held in Levering Hall in the spring of 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Douglas Fambrough via Edith Stern in March 2023.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in April 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Guide to the Franz Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet recital poster
Jenelle Clark
April 2024
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