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Vermeer Quartet

Band, 1969-2007 US
Classical

The Vermeer Quartet was a string quartet founded in 1969 at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont and active until 2007.With performances in practically every major city in North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Australia, the Vermeer Quartet achieved an international stature as one of the world's finest ensembles. The Vermeer performed at virtually all the most prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Aldeburgh, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Taos, Bath, South Bank, Lucerne, Stresa, Flanders, Kneisel Hall, Caramoor, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Orlando, Florida, Daniel, Edinburgh, Great Woods, Spoleto, Ravinia, and the Casals Festival. Based in Chicago, they spent part of each summer on the coast of Maine as the featured ensemble for Bay Chamber Concerts.

        
Members
PortraitBernard Zaslav
vl *1926 US
PortraitRichard Sher
vc *1948 US
PortraitRon Leonard
vc US
PortraitMathias Tacke
vn DE
PortraitNobuko Imai
vl *1943 JP
PortraitScott Nickrenz
vl US
PortraitShmuel Ashkenasi
vn *1941
PortraitRichard Young
vl, vn
PortraitMarc Johnson
vc US
Jerry Horner
vl
PortraitPierre Menard
vn CA
Popular Tracks   
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: III. Scherzo on Shostakovich: Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait by Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet: In Tempo di Valse on Shostakovich / Schnittke: Piano Quintets by Boris Berman
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132: III. Molto adagio on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet
Phantasy, Op. 2 on Bliss: Oboe Quintet / Britten: Phantasy / String Quartet No. 3 by Vermeer Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: I. Maestoso - Allegro on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135: III. Lento assai, cantante tranquillo on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127: II. Adagio ma non troppo e molto cantabile on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Prelude on Shostakovich / Schnittke: Piano Quintets by Boris Berman
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 133 on Beethoven : String Quartets Nos 1 - 16 [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven & Vermeer Quartet

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Britten & BlissBenjamin Britten & Arthur Bliss, Vermeer Quartet, Alex Klein2006Album
String Quartet (Complete)Béla Bartók, Vermeer Quartet2005Album
Piano QuintetsDmitri Shostakovich / Alfred Schnittke - Vermeer Quartet, Boris Berman2002Album
Streichquartett F-dur, Op.96 / Streichquartett A-moll, Op.13Antonín Dvořák / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Vermeer Quartet1998Album
The Complete String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven / Vermeer Quartet1993Compil.
The Middle String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1993Compil.
The Early String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1993Compil.
The Late String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1993Compil.
String Quaret No. 14 op. 131Vermeer Quartet1990Album
String Quartets Op. 59 "Rasumowsky"Ludwig van Beethoven / Vermeer Quartet1990Album
Streichquartett Nr. 15 A-moll, Op. 132Ludwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1988Album
Streichquartett Nr. 12 Es-Dur, Op. 127 / Streichquartett Nr. 16 F-Dur, Op. 135Ludwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1986Album
StreichquartetteAntonín Dvořák, Giuseppe Verdi, Vermeer Quartet1985Album
Streichquartette Op. 130 & 133 »Große Fuge«Ludwig van Beethoven, Vermeer Quartet1984Album
Klarinettenquintett Op. 115Johannes Brahms - Karl Leister, Vermeer Quartet1983Album
Der Tod Und Das Mädchen · QuartettsatzFranz Schubert, Vermeer Quartet1983Album
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