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Wilhelm Melcher

vn, 1940-2005 DE
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Wilhelm Melcher (April 5, 1940 – March 5, 2005) was a German violinist best known as the founder of the Melos Quartet.He was born in Hamburg and studied there and in Rome. He won the 1962 International Chamber Music Competition in Venice and became the concertmaster of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra the next year at the age of 23.He wanted to have a standing quartet, so he invited the brothers Gerhard and Hermann Voss to join him and the cellist Peter Buck. The quartet was based in Stuttgart because of the ties of Hermann Voss and Peter Buck to that city.

        
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Sonata For Piano And Violin In D, K. 7: 3. Menuet I-II on Mozart, W.A.: The Piano Sonatas; Piano Music For 4 Hands by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz
Sonata For Piano And Violin In D, K. 7: 1. Allegro molto on Mozart, W.A.: The Piano Sonatas; Piano Music For 4 Hands by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz
Sonata For Piano And Violin In G, K. 27: 2. Allegro on Mozart, W.A.: The Piano Sonatas; Piano Music For 4 Hands by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz
Sonata For Piano And Violin In D, K. 7: 2. Adagio on Mozart, W.A.: The Piano Sonatas; Piano Music For 4 Hands by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz
Sonata For Piano And Violin In G, K. 27: 1. Andante poco agadio on Mozart, W.A.: The Piano Sonatas; Piano Music For 4 Hands by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz
Four Pieces For String Quartet, Op.81, MWV R 35: 2. Scherzo on Mendelssohn: The String Quartets by Felix Mendelssohn & Melos Quartet
Die Prüfung on Wir entdecken Komponisten: Franz Schubert – Die verschwundene Symphonie by Various Artists
String Quartet No.2 In A Minor, Op.13, MWV R22: 3. Intermezzo; Allegretto con moto on Mendelssohn: The String Quartets by Felix Mendelssohn & Melos Quartet
Konzert für Violine & Orchester, D-Dur, op. 77: III. Allegro giococo, ma non troppo vivace on Johannes Brahms: Konzert für Violine & Orchester, op. 77 & Max Bruch: Konzert für Violine & Orchester, op. 26 by Wilhelm Melcher & Sinfonieorchester des Nordeutschen Rundfunks
String Quartet No.1 In E Flat, Op.12, MWV R 25: 4. Molto allegro e vivace on Mendelssohn: The String Quartets by Felix Mendelssohn & Melos Quartet

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op. 64 / A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture And Incidental MusicFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wilhelm Melcher, The London Chamber Orchestra, Harold Friedman1995Album
Konzert Für Violine Und OrchesterWilhelm Melcher, Leon Szalar, Hamburger Symphoniker - Johannes BrahmsAlbum
Max Bruch - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester Nr.1 In G-Moll, Op.26 / Felix Mendelssohn - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester Op.64 In E-MollWilhelm Melcher / Gabor Ötvös, Hamburger SymphonikerAlbum
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