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Bartok / Vegh String Quartet - The String Quartets Vol. II FLAC album

Performer: Bartok
Genre: Classical music
Title: The String Quartets Vol. II
Country: UK
Released: 1963
Style: Modern
FLAC version ZIP size: 1869 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1380 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1716 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 396

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).

The String Quartet No. 2 by Béla Bartók was written between 1915 and October 1917 in Rákoskeresztúr in Hungary. It is one of six string quartets by Bartok. The work is in three movements: Moderato. Allegro molto capriccioso. In a letter to André Gertier, Bartók described the first movement as being in sonata form, the second as "a kind of rondo" and the third as "difficult to define" but possibly a sort of ternary form.

Bartok's String Quartets are often mentioned as the greatest contributions to the string quartet genre since Beethoven's Late Quartets. They make for a deep, intense listening experience, and like Beethoven's late quartets, it is difficult to fully grasp the enormity of the music in one or two takes  . So: full marks to the Takacs Quartet for their very excellent readings. Their's is the first album in many a long year that I actually enjoyed, because they get stuck into it with enthusiasm, a snappy attack and a determination to turn these paper constructions into vibrant music.

Of course, those who routinely snap up Bartók's quartets for the sake of comparison will quickly assess this double disc as roughly equivalent to the Juilliard Quartet's 1950 set, reissued on Pearl. The Végh Quartet's impassioned and fiercely articulated performances hold up well, and resemble the Juilliard's first outing in its dry tone, rough textures, and nervous energy. They also anticipate the Takács' versions in an extremely strong Hungarian flavor and fearless, aggressive bowing.

Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 (Vegh Quartet) (1954). The Essential Beethoven String Quartets. 71 tracks · 23 August 2011. Bartók: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Mono Version). Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol 4 No 3 Op 59 & E Flat Major Op 74. Play album. Johannes Brahms: String Quartet N. Op. 51, 1 Clarinet Quuintet Op. 115.

Get the Tempo of the tracks from The Complete String Quartets (Juilliard String Quartet) (2002) by Béla Bartók. This album has an average beat per minute of 101 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 60/169 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Complete String Quartets (Juilliard String Quartet). 1. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, Sz. 40: I. Lento.

Title: Bartok: The 6 String Quartets Artist: Bela Bartok Genre: ClassicalClassical Duration: 158 mins Format: CD, Album Type: CD No. of Discs: 2 disc(s) Studio, Label: Universal Classics UK Release. Bartok: String Quartets - Juilliard String Quartet Columbia SAX 5260-62 3LP. SAX 5260-62 - Bartok: String Quartets - Juilliard String Quartet. Ultra Rare Original UK First Press Stereo 3LP Set On Columbia Label - Flip Back Sleeves.

Bartók: The String Quartets Guarneri Quartet. Listen on Apple Music. 2, Op. 17 (1915-17). Guarneri Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, Michael Tree & David Soyer. French Album No. 1 - EP. Guarneri String Quartet. Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 67: Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81. Arthur Rubinstein & Guarneri String Quartet. Debussy, Ravel & Dutilleux: String Quartets. Juilliard String Quartet. Brahms: String Quintets, Op.

Bartók: String Quartets, Vol. 3 - String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114: III. Mesto - Burletta, String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102: I. Allegro, String Quartet No. 114: II. Mesto - Marcia and 9 more tracks from this album here for free. More albums by this artist. 3. From: Végh Quartet.


Quartet No. 3
A1 I. Moderato
A2 II. Allegro
A3 III. Ricapitulazione Della Prima Parte. Moderato
A4 IV. Coda. Allegro Molto
Quartet No. 4
B1 I. Allegro
B2 II. Prestissimo, Con Sordino
B3 III. Non Troppo Lento
B4 IV. Allegretto Pizzicato
B5 V. Allegro Molto

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Boosey & Hawkes (Aust.)


  • Cello – Paul Szabo
  • Composed By – Bela Bartok*
  • Ensemble – Vegh Quartet*
  • Viola – Georges Janzer
  • Violin [1st] – Sandor Vegh*
  • Violin [2nd] – Sandor Zoldy*


Australian WRC pressing for The Record Society. The LP is housed in the right side of the gatefold, with the sleeve opening inside at the centre. The back of the gatefold flap is blank. Issued in mono only. Only known WRC edition. "6096" on labels and the inside of the gatefold, "RS6096" on spine.

The Record Society (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., 330 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): XAX664 2XS2267
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): XAX665 2XS2268
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout - handwritten): XAX 664 2XS 2267
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout - handwritten): XAX 665 2XS 2268

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
33CX 1267 Bartók*, Vegh String Quartet* Bartók*, Vegh String Quartet* - String Quartets — Volume Two Nos. 3 & 4 ‎(LP, Mono) Columbia 33CX 1267 UK 1955
ANG 35241 Bela Bartok*, Vegh Quartet* Bela Bartok*, Vegh Quartet* - The Six String Quartets - II - Third And Fourth Quartets ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Angel Records ANG 35241 US 1956
33CX 1267 Bartók* - Végh String Quartet* Bartók* - Végh String Quartet* - The String Quartets - Volume Two; Nos. 3 & 4 ‎(LP, Mono, RP) Columbia 33CX 1267 UK Unknown