Monday, June 2, 2014

Janos Vegh String Quartet - Authentic String Quartet (2014)

Janos Vegh (1845-1918)
Performer: Authentic String Quartet
Label: Hungaroton
Release: January 2014

A rather unknown composer from Hungary, János Végh jr. (1845-1918) is described as ranked composer whom was conservative Romanticism. Sounds great for a good old school Budapest Romanticism. Authentic String Quartet is the one credited for discovery of these works. There are three quartets: in F Major, G minor and D major.

A translations from the Hungaroton website:
"Végh was considered representative of a conservative romanticism. With Franz Liszt, he was good friends and transcribed some of his works for piano four hands - and vice versa. Végh was Vice President of the Budapest Academy of Music, under the presidency of Liszt. Since that was often traveling, Végh had de facto head of the Institute held. Many of his orchestral works, songs and piano pieces appeared in print. Not so the three newly discovered string that represents the Authentic Quartet on period instruments from the time of the music. Since its inception, the quartet has specialized in this form of re-discovery, re-performing and recording music of the 18th and 19th century from Central Europe and Hungary."


Streichquartett F-Dur / String Quartet in F Major

1 1. Allegro moderato Start
2 2. Serenatina: Allegretto grazioso moderato Start
3 3. Andantino non troppo Start
4 4. Presto Start

Streichquartett g-moll / String Quartet in  G minor

5 1. Allegro moderato Start
6 2. Presto Start
7 3. Andante con moto Start
8 4. Finale: Allegro vivace Start

Streichquartett F-Dur / String Quartet in D Major

9 1. Grave - Allegro Start
10 2. Vivace Start
11 3. Andantino con moto Start
12 4. Allegro con spirito