The Rosamunde Quartet play String Quartet in C sharp minor Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven


The DVD 'The Rosamunde Quartet: Celibidache's Heritage' is available from www.digitalclassics.co.uk and all major retailers. The Munich-based Rosamunde Quartet made a sensational début in 1992 and swiftly gained an international reputation as a chamber ensemble noted for its individual style and mastery of a broad repertoire. Unusually, the four musicans Andreas Reiner (first violin), Simon Fordham (second violin), Helmut Nicolai (viola) and Anja Lechner (cello) came together after they had individually established successful careers. Up until his death in 1996, maestro Sergiu Celibidache was their mentor, friend and critic in this venture, and he continues to be their inspiration. The quartet emulate his single-minded perfectionism; approach music-making, as he did, from a well-founded understanding; and always remember his impatience if he thought they were just playing notes and not music. This lively and intimate portrait accompanies the ensemble as they rehearse, travel, perform, and also catches each of the musicians off duty. They are seen playing works by both classical and modern composers in sequences which have a contemporary visual impact, and their collaboration with the Argentinean bandoneon master, Dino Saluzzi, is also featured.

More Related Videos

The Gershwin Piano Quartet plays Gershwin's

The Gershwin Piano Quartet plays Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm"

Quarto Quartet playing Mahler Piano Quartet

Quarto Quartet playing Mahler Piano Quartet

S. Richter & Borodin Quartet play Schumann Piano Quintet (1/4)

S. Richter & Borodin Quartet play Schumann Piano Quintet (1/4)

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 - 1. Assai sostenuto - Allegro

Arpeggio Quartet plays Prelude, Julius 7-13

Arpeggio Quartet plays Prelude, Julius 7-13

Stringfever (Classical string quartet v Madness??)

Stringfever (Classical string quartet v Madness??)

Leoš Janáček - String Quartet No. 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1 of 4)

Leoš Janáček - String Quartet No. 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1 of 4)

Anton Webern: String Quartet, Op. 28 (1938)

Anton Webern: String Quartet, Op. 28 (1938)

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4:4. Allegretto pizzicato

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4:4. Allegretto pizzicato

IANCU DUMITRESCU

IANCU DUMITRESCU " Spectrum" for string quartet (part 1/2)

Beethoven string quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 - 1st movement (part 1)

Beethoven string quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 - 1st movement (part 1)

Beethoven String Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 - 2nd movement

Beethoven String Quartet in F major, op. 59, no. 1 - 2nd movement