RWTH Carbon String QuartetCopyright: © Arne Balzer
Since May 2018, the orchestra of Collegium Musicum of RWTH has had a string quartet of carbon fiber instruments at its disposal under the motto "Innovation Meets Culture." In this unique way, a link has been created in Aachen between research on one hand and innovation with music culture on the other.
The instruments are played by dedicated musicians from the orchestra. In the future, the string quartet will perform at RWTH events as well as other industry-related events in the region. The repertoire includes works from the Renaissance and late Romantic periods as well as works by Expressionist composers.
These carbon fiber instruments were developed by mezzo forte String Instruments, Werther, partly together with the Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University.
This new RWTH Carbon String Quartet is sponsored by Dr.-Ing. Dr. Ing h.c. (RWTH) Thomas Muhr (Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn), Dr. Kleinalstede (mezzo-forte string instruments, Werther) as well as proRWTH and Professor h.c. (MGU) Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Thomas Gries (ITA Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen).
|Streichquartett Nr. 10 Op. 125 No. 1 – Franz Schubert|
|Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Georg Friedrich Händel|
|Humoresque – Antonin Dvorak|
|Offenbach-Cocktail – Jacques Offenbach|
|Minuetto E-Dur – Luigi Boccherini|
|Salut d'Amour – Edvard Elgar|
|Liebesfreud/Liebesleid – Fritz Kreisler|
|Streichquartett Nr. 4 G-Dur – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Por una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel|
|Nao me toques – Zequinha de Abreu|
|Jalousie - Tango tsigane – Jacob Gade|
|The Typewriter – Leroy Anderson|
|Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson|
Galop – Jacques Offenbach
|Mi Buenos Aires Querido – Carlos Gardel|
|Tango – H. Bregovitch|
|She loves you – John Lennon, Paul McCartney|
|Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddy Mercury|
|Viva la vida – Coldplay (Guy Berryman)|
|Moon River – Henry Mancini|
|Inspector Clouseau Theme – Henry Mancini|