dinsdag 17 april 2012

Budapest SQ 6: Beethoven op.59 no.1 (HMV, 1929)

Het Budapest String Quartet bestond van 1917-1967 !
De bezetting is dezelfde als bij deel 1 en 5 van mijn Budapest SQ serie:
Emil Hauser (1893-1978), van 1917-1932
Josef Roismann (1900-1974), van 1927-1932 2e viool; van 1932-1967 1e viool
István Ipolyi (1886-1955), van 1917-1936
Harry Son (1880-1942), van 1917-1930.
Dus 3 van de oorspronkelijke spelers zaten nog in dit kwartet, dat in deze bezetting bestond uit 2 Hongaren (Emil Hauser en István Ipolyi), 1 Rus (Josef Roismann) en 1 Nederlander (Harry Son).
Harry Son (eigenlijk Henri Mozes Son) verliet in 1930 het Budapest String Quartet na een conflict. Hij emigreerde naar Palestina, en besloot vlak voor de 2e Wereldoorlog terug te gaan naar Rotterdam. Hij is in het concentratiekamp Auschwitz-Monowitz gestorven op 1 oktober 1942.
Laat ik nog eens vermelden dat bij Bryan Bishop's The Shellackophile prachtige opnamen van het Budapest String Quartet te beluisteren zijn.
De hele serie Budapest String Quartet op mijn blog vindt u hier.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Strijkkwartet no.7 in F op.59 no.1 (Rasoumovsky)
1  allegro    9:18
2  allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando   9:13
3  adagio molto e mesto - attacca;  4  thème Russe: allegro    17:39
Budapest String Quartet
78t 30 cm: HMV D 1660-3   08474-9;95-6   
Cc 15870-3; 71-2; 72-2; 73-3; 74-3; 75-2; 15930-2A; 31-3A
Opname 11.02.1929; laatste 2 plaatkanten 22.02.1929
Totale tijd:    36:10

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7 opmerkingen:

  1. Satyr,
    Thank you so much for this. It's a wonderful performance, and your transfer is excellent as always. The pre-Schneider Budapest turns out to have been quite an ensemble!

    1. Thanks for your reaction, Daniel! Also thanks for your compliment about the transfer - I think I'll have to do my very first transfers again, because I learned a lot since the start...

  2. Hi Satyr!

    Glad to see you posting more of the Hauser-led ensemble. I don't usually get into this type of thing, but I feel very strongly about this incarnation of the Budapest SQ, and I happen to own the Novello Legend CD (NVLCD903) which contains the 1927 recording of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden." If you like, I can send you a lossless copy of that performance and you could disseminate it on your blog. It's such an outstanding recording; I think it deserves a wider audience. As far as I know, the Novello is the only (out-of-print and nearly impossible to locate) transfer available.

    Best regards,

    1. That's a great idea! Thanks in advance!

  3. Thank you for your wonderful work. If you can, please transfer more Budapest recordings.

  4. This is beyond description. Certainly this must be the best version of this work ever recorded. My friend, a composer and pianist, who I've ruined forever on "modern" playing (post '40s or '50s) and I listened this afternoon in awe of this mostly original Budapest SQ recording. We were nearly speechless. The intonation, subtlety, rhythm, and deep musical understanding is amazing.

    Your transfer is very fine, rich and full, yet not at all noisy.

    Please do pass on any early Budapest recording and thanks once again. Listening to the Schubert as I type. Please thank Andrew.

    All the best,

  5. Thanks for this. I also have it on Biddulph LAB 159 - they seem to have used noise reduction with the inevitable result. They also have the year as 1927 (same dates and matrix numbers) and they assume therefore that the second violin is Pogany. Your cover picture decides it!