Despite the ever-present surface noise of the original LPs, and the possibility that some of these recordings have been mastered at a slightly high playback speed, the Végh Quartet's 1954 monaural set of Béla Bartók's six String Quartets is still a fascinating document for specialists to study and enjoy. This "digitally refurbished" reissue from Music & Arts is not recommended for first-time listeners, though, since the incessant scratches and pops can be quite distracting, and these adventurous works present enough difficulties for beginners to contend with.
For many listeners Bartok & String Quartets is an enormous wasteland. Like Shstakovich, Bartok opens his soul in this genre because there is major creative liberty and universes to explore. This 1954cycle was released on commercially under Angel label in the . and the French Columbia on three LPs But thanks to Music& Arts efforts the rescue of this important historical document has been possible.
The Végh Quartet was not only one of the finest string quartets from mid-twentieth century Europe, but its style was never subjected to radical change over the years from personnel changes because the four original players remained members for 38 of the 40 years of the ensemble's existence. The complete Bartók quartets came in 1954 on EMI and met with the same critical success. The ensemble's reputation flourished in the 1960s and '70s, even though Sándor Végh had developed a parallel conducting career and had always been active as a music teacher, first in Switzerland, then in Germany and Austria.
Béla Bartók, The Vegh Quartet – The Six String Quartets. Label: Musical Heritage Society, Inc. – 1501/2/3. Bartók - Quatuor Végh - Complete String Quartets (3xCD + Box).
Get the Tempo of the tracks from The Complete String Quartets (Juilliard String Quartet) (2002) by Béla Bartók. Album starts at 170BPM, ends at 126BPM (-44), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Béla Bartók. Mikrokosmos 6, Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Suite, op. 14, Out of Doors, Three Burlesques. Enescu, Bartok, Tüür, Kõrvits.
91 String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114 Heath Quartet. Bartok, Heath Quartet. Label : Harmonia Mundi Format : Flac track Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40 String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102 String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67 String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 String Quartet No. 114. Heath Quartet.
The Végh Quartet was a Hungarian string quartet founded in 1940 and led by its first violinist Sándor Végh for 40 years. The quartet was based in Budapest until it departed Hungary in 1946. It is particularly known for its recordings of the Beethoven (recorded twice – 1952 mono and 1972-4 stereo) and Bartók cycles. The quartet disbanded in 1980. The personnel from 1940 to 1978 were: Sándor Végh (violin). Sándor Zöldy (violin). Georges Janzer (viola).
Bartók: The String Quartets - Végh Quartet. 25 October 2018 - 3:24pm. Submitted by Music Freelance. Album title: Bartók. Works: String Quartets Nos 1-6. Performer: Végh Quartet. Label: Praga Digitals. Catalogue Number: PRD 250 358 (1954). This new digital incarnation of the Végh Quartet’s first Bartók cycle vividly projects its famous qualities: fiery passion, romantic warmth, aggressive force, dynamic subtlety, and that unique Hungarian snap.
|String Quartet No.1, Op.7||(30:55)|
|1-2||II. Poco A Poco Accelerando Al Allegretto||8:51|
|1-3b||III. Allegro Vivace|
|String Quartet No.3||(15:35)|
|1-4||Prima Parte: Moderato||4:27|
|1-5||Seconda Parte: Allegro||6:01|
|1-6a||Ricapitulazione Della Prima Parte. Moderato||5:07|
|1-6b||Coda. Allegro Molto|
|String Quartet No.5||(29:02)|
|1-8||II. Adagio Molto||5:24|
|1-9||III. Scherzo. Alla Bulgarese (Vivace)||4:35|
|1-11||V. Finale. Allegro Vivace/Presto||6:48|
|String Quartet No.2, Op.17 (1915/17)||(26:02)|
|2-2||II. Allegro Molto Capriccioso||7:38|
|String Quartet No. 4||(22:45)|
|2-5||II. Prestissimo, Con Sordino||2:50|
|2-6||III. Non Troppo Lento||5:18|
|2-7||IV. Allegretto Pizzicato||2:54|
|2-8||V. Allegro Molto||5:28|
|String Quartet No.6||(29:07)|
|2-9||I. Mesto/Più Mosso, Pesante/Vivace||7:44|
- Cello – Paul Szabo
- Composed By – Béla Bartók
- Liner Notes – Abram Loft
- Performer, Ensemble – Végh Quartet*
- Viola – Georges Janzer
- Violin [I] – Sándor Végh
- Violin [II] – Sandor Zöldy
NotesTotal Time 1:18:05 - CD 1 [75:43] - CD 2 [78:05]
The 1954 Mono Cycle Digitally Refurbished in 2005
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- Barcode: 0 17685 11692 6
- SPARS Code: AAD