Quatuor Végh – Bartók: Les Quatuors – Tome III: Quatuor Nos 5 & 6 (French pressing)


# Composer: Béla Bartók
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Astrée | AS 69
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.40GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.23GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (318MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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.

Track listing:

Side One
Quatuor N° 5 (1934), Sz. 102
01 – I. Allegro
02 – II. Adagio Molto
03 – III. Scherzo
04 – IV. Andante
05 – V. Finale

Side Two
Quatuor N° 6 (1939), Sz. 114
06 – I. Mesto – Piu Mosso, Pesante
07 – II. Mesto – Marcia
08 – III. Mesto – Burletta
09 – IV. Mesto

Recorded April & July 1972 at Musica Théâtre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Musicians:

Paul Szabo – cello
Georges Janzer – viola
Sandor Végh – 1st violin
Sandor Zölty – 2nd violin

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

Technics SL1200-MK5 (modified)
– Rega RB300 arm with RB700 wiring
– Michell Tecnoweight
– SoundSupports armboard
– Trans-Fi Audio ResoMat
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II
AVID Pellar preamp
RME Hammerfall 9632 ADC
PC

Processing: Sound Forge 10, ClickRepair (manual mode only), iZotope RX3

Note: This album looked to be in mint condition. However, you will hear some surface noise in places. Because of the performance, it was decided to present it here anyway.

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10 Comments.

  1. Thanks to Jean-Luc for donating the vinyl for this rip!

  2. Thank you very much.

  3. Thanks so much Steve & Jean-Luc!

  4. many thanks

  5. Thank you very much.

  6. Thank you Nightowl for sharing this gem in such a high quality.
    The Végh Quartet – they were a very professional chamber group living in exile in most of their lifetime – recorded all the six quartets of Bartók during the 1970s. Is there any chance to get the missing two Bartók quartets (1st & 2nd) in the Végh Quartet’s rendition?

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