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Sandor Veress und das ungarische Volkslied


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Cybele Records   Catalog #: 9  
Composer:  Sándor Veress
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edition Artists in Conversation Vol. 9 – Art Is Not a Police State (Sándor Veress). This comment by the Hungarian composer Sándor Veress, referring to his very free approach to twelve-tone techniques in his music, is cited by his son Claudio of the present edition. However, one could just as easily ascribe it to the political and personal circumstances with which Sándor Veress was confronted along his life’s adventurous path, which compelled him to a life in exile in the end: He grew up and was educated in Budapest; as a young man, he went to Berlin, London and Rome before becoming a political émigré at the end of the 1940s and finding, through several strokes of luck, a new home in Bern. The theme of Read more being rooted, of origins and originality, also musically, preoccupied him throughout his life, as was particularly evident in his field research in Moldavian villages, on which he worked intensively even as a 23-year-old. With meticulousness and passion he documented the wealth of Hungarian song, both on paper and with the Edison phonograph, and this research infused his compositions, unmistakably perched on the threshold between folksong, the contrapuntal tradition up to the point of modernism and, from 1950, the twelve-tone method. This approach is also reflected in his two string quartets and his string trio (SACD 1). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Sándor Veress
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Hungary 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 by Sándor Veress
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
3.
Trio for Strings by Sándor Veress
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doelen Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Switzerland 

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