Sandor Végh

Biography

Born: May 17, 1912; Klausenburg   Died: January 7, 1997; Feilassing  
Sándor Végh was best known as one of the great chamber music violinists of the twentieth century. He began studying piano at the age of six. He entered the Budapest Conservatory in 1924, taking violin studies with Jeno Hubay and composition under Zoltán Kodály. He began a career as a solo violinist, and in 1927 played a Richard Strauss composition under the composer's baton. He graduated from the Conservatory in 1930, having won the Hubay Prize Read more and the Reményi Prize from the institution in 1927. As his solo career was developing, he joined the Hungarian Trio, with Ilonka Krauss and Laszlo Vencze.

In 1934 he became one of the founder-members of the Hungarian String Quartet. He was initially the first violin, but gave that position to Zoltán Szekeley and took second chair. He participated with the Hungarian String Quartet in the first performance of Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 5 (1936).

Végh left the Hungarian Quartet in 1940 to found his own quartet, the Végh String Quartet. During the same season he became a professor at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He and the quartet left Hungary in 1946. The quartet continued to give concerts until the mid-1970s; Végh also made solo appearances as a violinist. He took French citizenship in 1953.

In 1952 he met cellist Pablo Casals, who invited Végh to join him in giving summer classes in Zermatt, Switzerland (1952-1962), and to appear annually in Casals' Prades Festival (1953-1969). He found teaching rewarding, and thereafter taught in Basel Conservatory (1953-1963), the Conservatory of Freiburg im Breigau (1954-1962), the Düsseldorf Conservatory (1962-1969) and the Mozarteum in Salzburg (1971-1997, becoming a professor there in 1978).

In the meanwhile he began conducting. He founded the Cervo (Italy) Chamber Music Festival in 1962 and often conducted there. He founded the Sándor Végh Chamber Orchestra and conducted it for a term lasting from 1968 to 1971, and conducted the Marlboro Festival Orchestra (1974-1977). In 1979 he became conductor of the Camerata Academica at the Mozarteum. With them he made a recording of Mozart's divertimentos and serenades that won the Grand Prix du Disque of 1989.

He was awarded an honorary appointment as Commander of the British Empire in 1988 and the Gold Medal of Salzburg in 1987. After a long illness, he died at a hospital in Freilassing, just across the border from Salzburg. Read less

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Born: May 17, 1912; Klausenburg   Died: January 7, 1997; Feilassing  
Sándor Végh was best known as one of the great chamber music violinists of the twentieth century. He began studying piano at the age of six. He entered the Budapest Conservatory in 1924, taking violin studies with Jeno Hubay and composition under Zoltán Kodály. He began a career as a solo violinist, and in 1927 played a Richard Strauss composition under the composer's baton. He graduated from the Conservatory in 1930, having won the Hubay Prize Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante moderato
3. Quasi minuetto, moderato - Allegretto vivace
4. Finale (Allegro non assai - Piů vivace)
1. Vivace
2. Andante
3. Agitato (Allegretto non troppo)
4. Poco allegretto con variazioni - Doppio movimento
I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch
II. Ziemlich langsam
III. Rasch
IV. Kraftig, mit Humor
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo I
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro molto quasi presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
IV. Presto
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Scherzo: Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro - Prestissimo
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. La Malinconia: Adagio - Allegretto quasi allegro
I. Allegro
II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
III. Adagio molto e mesto -
IV. Theme russe: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Molto adagio: Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento
III. Allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Introduzione: Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
III. Menuetto: Grazioso -
IV. Allegro molto
I. Poco adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Presto
IV. Allegretto con variazioni
I. Allegro con brio
II. Allegretto ma non troppo -
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato
I. Maestoso - Allegro
II. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile - Andante con moto - Adagio molto espressivo
III. Scherzando vivace - Presto
IV. Finale
I. Adagio, ma non troppo e molto espressivo -
II. Allegro molto vivace -
III. Allegro moderato -
IV. Andante, ma non troppo e molto cantabile
V. Presto - Molto poco adagio -
VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante -
VII. Allegro
I. Assai sostenuto - Allegro
II. Allegro ma non tanto
III. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenden an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto adagio - Neue Kraftfuhtend: Andante - Molto adagio
IV. Alla marcia, assai vivace - Piu allegro -
V. Allegro appassionato
I. Allegretto
II. Vivace
III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
IV. Der schwer gefasste Entschluss: Grave - Allegro - Grave, ma non troppo tratto - Allegro


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