Norbert Brainin

Violinist. Born 12 March 1923. Died 10 April 2005
Norbert Brainin
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1923-03-12
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Norbert Brainin

Norbert Brainin Biography (Wikipedia)

Norbert Brainin, OBE (12 March 1923 in Vienna – 10 April 2005 in London) was the first violinist of the Amadeus Quartet, one of the world's most highly regarded string quartets.

Because of Brainin's Jewish origin, he was driven out of Vienna after Hitler's Anschluss of 1938, as were the violinist Siegmund Nissel and violist Peter Schidlof. Brainin and Schidlof met in a British internment camp. Like many Jewish refugees they had the misfortune to be confined by the British as "enemy aliens" after reaching the UK.

Brainin was released after a few months, but Schidlof remained in the camp, where he met Nissel. Finally Schidlof and Nissel were released, and the three of them were able to study with violin pedagogue Max Rostal, who taught them free of charge. It was through Rostal that they met cellist Martin Lovett, and in 1947 they formed the Brainin Quartet, which was renamed as the Amadeus Quartet in 1948.

The Amadeus was one of the most celebrated quartets of the 20th Century, and its members were awarded numerous honours, including:

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Norbert Brainin Tracks

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364 for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
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Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364 for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C major, Adagio [2nd movement]
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String Quintet in C major, Adagio [2nd movement]
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1
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Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1
Alexander Gibson
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 - extract
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Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K.364 - extract
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1977: Prom 46 - For Benjamin Britten
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-09-07T16:55:05
7
Sep
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 46 - For Benjamin Britten

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 52
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4bp6q
Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-11T16:55:05
11
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 52

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 29
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/erg9rz
Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-20T16:55:05
20
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 29

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 47
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehv4fx
Royal Albert Hall
1968-09-09T16:55:05
9
Sep
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1967: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
1967-08-26T16:55:05
26
Aug
1967

Proms 1967: Prom 32

Royal Albert Hall

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