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Norbert Brainin, (March 12, 1923April 10, 2005), 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, many Jewish refugees having had the misfortune of being confined by the British as "enemy aliens" upon seeking refuge in the U.K. March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... The Amadeus Quartet was a world famous string quartet founded in 1947, with members Norbert Brainin (first violin) Siegmund Nissel (second violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) Because of their Jewish origin, violinists Norbert Brainin, Siegmund Nissel and violist Peter Schidlof were driven out of Vienna after Hitlers... The resident string quartet of the Library of Congress in 1963 A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ... The general German term Anschluss often refers to the specific political incident Anschluss Österreichs, meaning the inclusion of Austria in a Greater Germany in 1938. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Violist is a term sometimes used for a musician who plays the viola. ... For the 1979 movie, see Alien (movie). ...


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 the Amadeus Quartet in 1948. Max Rostal (August 7, 1905 - August 6, 1991) was a violinist. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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

The quartet disbanded in 1987 upon the death of Schidlof, who was regarded as irreplaceable by the surviving members. Norbert Brainin continued to perform as a soloist, often performing with pianist Günter Ludwig. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London, founded in 1836, is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... University of York The University of York (also known as York University) is a campus university in York, England. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article deals with those who play the piano. ...


See also List of British Jews Jews first arrived in Britain with William the Conqueror in 1066, but were expelled in 1290 following increasing persecution. ...


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Norbert Brainin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Norbert Brainin, (March 12, 1923 – April 10, 2005), 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, many Jewish refugees having 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.
Norbert Brainin; violinist who helped found the Amadeus Quartet; 82 | The San Diego Union-Tribune (344 words)
Brainin did not grow up in a musical family but was inspired to take up the violin at age 6 after hearing a performance by the young Yehudi Menuhin.
Brainin was admitted to the Vienna Conservatory, where he studied with Riccardo Odnoposoff and later with Rosa Hochmann and Carl Flesch.
Brainin, Nissel and Schidlof, who agreed to play the viola, formed the Brainin Quartet, later to be known as the Amadeus Quartet, with cellist Martin Lovett.
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