"Der Greis" Hob. XXVc:5 for string quartet (arr. Rummel)
“Gone is all my strength / Old and weak am I” (Hin ist alle meine Kraft / Alt und schwach bin ich) It is with these words that Joseph Haydn, feeling the advance of years, began the song, Der Greis (The Old Man). The retiring nature of this charming song translates beautifully into the string quartet medium. Short yet poignant, this arrangement is a perfect concert encore. Easy to play, it will be enjoyed by students of all levels and professionals alike.
Martin Rummel is the editor and author of a series of commented editions of all standard etudes for cello for Bärenreiter-Verlag, which brought him a world-wide reputation as a pedagogue. Mr Rummel is currently teaching a cello studio at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) and regularly gives masterclasses all over the world. As a cellist, he performs frequently at the world’s leading festivals and venues, and has recorded many albums for Musicaphon, Gramola, paladino music, Redcliffe Recordings, Naxos and others.