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About Arnold Josef Rosé
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Arnold Josef Rosé (born Rosenblum, October 24, 1863, Iaşi – August 25, 1946, London) was a Romanian-born Austrian Jewish violinist. He was leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for over half a century. He worked closely with Brahms. Gustav Mahler was his brother-in-law. Although not known internationally as a soloist he was a great orchestral leader (concertmaster) and player of chamber music, leading the famous Rosé Quartet for several decades.
The mother of my stepfather, Herbert Mauthner, during her four -year stay in my mother's attic in Blaricum,the Netherlands during WW2,,told us how her husband,Dr Robert Mauthner,as one of Vienna's important industrials ,was, with 140 other such men, expected for dinner at Kaiser Franz Josef, once a week.Before he left, he would tell Melanie:"Keep something warm for me, I am eating at the Kaiser tonight," for the Kaiser was such a fast eater,that, having of course been served first, after 20 minutes he would get up and dinner would be over for the other men, so Robert hardly ever got anything to eat there. It was at one of these dinners that Arnold Rose,looking at a culinary novelty, a jelly- pudding,shook his head and softly said to it:"Zitter nicht, ich fress dich doch nicht!", ("Don't tremble,I won't eat you anyway!".