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Bartók: The six String Quartets / Végh Quartet

PRD 250 358 (2 discs)

Stereo
DIGITALLY REMASTERED

Playing time: 75'21"/78'28" - TT 153'49"
Tracks: 12 + 11
Booklet pages: 12
© 2016 AMC Paris
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Bartók: The six String Quartets / Végh Quartet published on 18 May 2017

Listen: Bartók: Allegretto pizzicato (String Quartet No 4) (CD2 track 7, 1:01-1:52)

Végh Quartet:
Sándor Végh, violin
Sándor Zöldy, violin
Georges Janzer, viola
Paul Szabo, cello

Béla Bartók (1881-1945):

CD1

String Quartet No 1, Sz 40 (1927) [sic]
1 Lento - attaca:
2 Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto-Introduzione allegro - attaca
3 Allegrpo [sic] vivace

String Quartet No 3, Sz 85 (1927)
4 Prima parte. Moderato - attaca
5 Seconda parte, Allegro - attaca
6 Ricapitulazione della prima parte. Moderato
7 Coda. Allegro molto

String Quartet No 5, Sz 102 (1934)
8 Allegro
9 Adagio molto
10 Scherzo. Alla bulgarese - Trio
11 Andante
12 Finale. Allegro vivace - Presto

CD2

String Quartet No 2, Sz 67 (1917)
1 Moderato
2 Prestissimo, con sordino [sic - actually Allegro molto capriccioso]
3 Non troppo lento [sic - actually Lento]

String Quartet No 4, Sz 91 (1928)
4 Allegro
5 Prestissimo, con sordino
6 Non troppo lento
7 Allegretto pizzicato
8 Allegro molto

String Quartet No 6, Sz 114 (1939)
9 Mesto - Più mosso, pesante - Vivace
10 Mesto - Marcia
11 Mesto - Burletta: Moderato
12 Mesto

Recorded September-October 1954 in London UK.
First issued on LP on Columbia (UK) and Angel (USA)


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