Rosé, Arnold Josef

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ROSÉ, ARNOLD JOSEF

ROSÉ, ARNOLD JOSEF (Rosenblum ; 1863–1946), violinist. Born in Jassy, Romania, Rosé became concertmaster of the Vienna Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic at the age of 18, after conversion to Catholicism, and held these posts until 1938. In 1882 he founded the Rosé String Quartet, which won fame in Europe and in the United States. He also taught at the Vienna State Academy of Music until 1924. When the Nazis invaded Austria in 1938 he fled to England. Rosé married Gustav *Mahler's sister, Justine. His brother edward, a cellist, and his daughter alma, a violinist, died in a concentration camp.