Amadeus Quartet
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1947
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Amadeus Quartet

Amadeus Quartet Biography (Wikipedia)

The Amadeus Quartet was a world-famous string quartet founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1987, remarkable for having retained its founding members throughout its long history.

Because of their Jewish origin, the violinists Norbert Brainin (12 March 1923 – 10 April 2005), Siegmund Nissel (3 January 1922 – 21 May 2008) and Peter Schidlof (9 July 1922 – 16 August 1987; later violist) were driven out of Vienna after Hitler's Anschluss of 1938. Brainin and Schidlof met in a British internment camp at Prees Heath before being transferred on to the Isle of Man; many Jewish refugees had the misfortune of being confined by the British as "enemy aliens" upon seeking refuge in 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 teacher 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 the Amadeus Quartet in 1948.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in E flat major, K 160
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String Quartet in E flat major, K 160
Joseph Haydn
String quartet in D minor, Op.103
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String quartet in D minor, Op.103
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5 (4th mvt)
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D, Op. 64 No. 5 'The Lark' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet in D, Op. 64 No. 5 'The Lark' (1st mvt)
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5, 'Lark' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet in D major, Op 64 No 5, 'Lark' (2nd mvt)
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 76 No 4, 'Sunrise' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet in B flat major, Op 76 No 4, 'Sunrise' (1st mvt)
Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C major, Adagio [2nd movement]
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String Quintet in C major, Adagio [2nd movement]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A Musical Joke, K.522: IV. Presto
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A Musical Joke, K.522: IV. Presto
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5
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String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5
Johannes Brahms
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (1st mvt)
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String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (1st mvt)
Amadeus Quartet
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor
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String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor
Joseph Haydn
Quartet in D minor, op. 76 no 2 "Fifths"
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Quartet in D minor, op. 76 no 2 "Fifths"
Johannes Brahms
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (3rd mvt)
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String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (3rd mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cavatina
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Cavatina
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (5th mvt)
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String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (5th mvt)
Johannes Brahms
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18
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String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in G major, K 387 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet in G major, K 387 (4th mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in G K. 156
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String Quartet in G K. 156
Franz Schubert
String quintet in C, D 956 (1st mvt)
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String quintet in C, D 956 (1st mvt)
Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor
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String Quartet in E minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in B flat major, K 137
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Divertimento in B flat major, K 137
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in G major, Op 76 No 1
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String Quartet in G major, Op 76 No 1
Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout': I. Allegro vivace
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Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout': I. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert
String Quartet in G major (D.887)
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String Quartet in G major (D.887)
Johannes Brahms
String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (4th mvt)
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String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18 (4th mvt)
Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in C major, Op.54 No.2
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String Quartet in C major, Op.54 No.2
Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' - 3rd movement, Molto vivace
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String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' - 3rd movement, Molto vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in F major, K.138: III. Presto
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Divertimento in F major, K.138: III. Presto
Franz Schubert
Quartet In D Minor D.810 (Death And The Maiden) - 2nd Movt.
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Quartet In D Minor D.810 (Death And The Maiden) - 2nd Movt.
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25
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Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25
Richard Strauss
Prelude for String Sextet from 'Capriccio', Op.85
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Prelude for String Sextet from 'Capriccio', Op.85
Franz Schubert
Quartettsatz in C minor
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Quartettsatz in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet for strings (K.387) in G major, 4th movement; Molto allegro
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Quartet for strings (K.387) in G major, 4th movement; Molto allegro
Johannes Brahms
Quintet No. 1 In F major Op.88 - 1st movement; Allegro non troppo ma con brio
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Quintet No. 1 In F major Op.88 - 1st movement; Allegro non troppo ma con brio
Johannes Brahms
II. Andante ma moderato (String Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op.18)
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II. Andante ma moderato (String Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op.18)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1973: Prom 42
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Royal Albert Hall
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1973

Proms 1973: Prom 42

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Proms 1969: Prom 42
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-09-03T22:13:27
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1969

Proms 1969: Prom 42

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1964: Prom 36
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-04T22:13:27
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Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall

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