The Melos Quartet, also called the Melos Quartet Stuttgart

This group is a German string quartet musical ensemble based in Stuttgart, that was in existence from 1965 to 2005. They should not be confused with two other chamber groups of similar name, the Melos Ensemble or the Melos Art Ensemble (an Italian group). The Melos Quartet Stuttgart was founded in October 1965 by four young musicians who were members of well-known German chamber orchestras. The name Melos, an ancient Greek word for music which is the root of the word melody, was suggested by the combination of the names Melcher and Voss, to indicate their purpose as distinct individuals seeking musical harmony together.


VIDEO: Schubert String Quartet #15 in G Major, Melos Quartet