Rosel, Rudolf Arthur



Violinist, conductor and composer; born at Münchenbernsdorf, Gera; was a pupil of Walbrul in violin, Sulze in harmony and of Müller-Hartung in counterpoint at the Weimar Music School, and afterwards studied under Thomson. In 1877 he became first violin at the City Theatre in Hamburg; two years later was called to the same position in the private orchestra of von Derwies at Lugano and Nice, and in 1881 went to Weimar in a similar capacity. In 1884 he removed to Rotterdam, where for four years he taught in the school of music there and led the orchestra, then returned to Weimar to lead the Court Orchestra, where he also taught violin and ensemble-playing at the music school. As a composer he is classed with the modern school. His works comprise two dramas: Halimah, and Theatre Variete; a symphonic poem, Fruhlingsstürme; two quartets for strings; concerto for violin; concerto for viola. His published compositions include two nocturnes for solo instruments and orchestra, one for horn, one for oboe; pieces for violin and piano; and songs.