RWTH Carbon Fiber Quartet

  Carbon Fiber Quartet at RWTH Science Night Copyright: 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 Fiber 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).

 

Repertoire

Classical:
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

Salon music:
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

Pop Music:
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