Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Bartók Vonósnégyes (Bartók Quartet)

Orchestra, choir, ensemble


The world famous Bartók String Quartet gave its first concert in October 1957. By the time of the quartet's 40th anniversary, the musicians had given a further 3600 concerts and eight years later, are still going strong. The Bartók Quartet has played in every continent in the world, and made many legendary recordings. It has received countless awards including the Kossuth prize and the special award bestowed by UNESCO. The Quartet's members are: Péter Komlós (first violin), Géza Hargitai (second violin), Géza Németh (viola) and László Mező (cello). The Quartet's repertoire embraces virtually everything written for the medium.

1964 Liszt Award
1964 UNESCO Award
1970 Kossuth Prize
1986 Bartók-Pásztory Award
1997 Kossuth Prize
2008 Commander's Cross with the Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (civil division)

Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1969 Bozay Attila: Quartetto per archi, Op.9; Variazioni per pianoforte; Op.10; Papírszeletek, Op.5; Pezzo concertanto, Op.11; Pezzo sinfonico, Op.13
(Bozay, Attila: Quartetto per archi, Op.9; Variazioni per pianoforte; Op.10; Paper Slips, Op.5; Pezzo concertanto, Op.11; Pezzo sinfonico, Op.13)
Hungaroton LPX 11412 LP
1969 Contemporary Hungarian Music - Durkó Zsolt: Una rapsodia ungherese; Psicogramma; I. vonósnégyes; Szimbólumok; Fioriture
(Una rapsodia ungherese; Psicogramma; String Quartet No.1; Szimbólumok; Fioriture)
Hungaroton LPX 11363 LP
1994 Schumann, Robert: Karnevál Op. 9; Esz-dúr zongoraötös Op. 44 Hungaroton HCD 31560 Own
1995 Brahms, Johannes: Vonós kamarazene (összkiadás) Hungaroton HCD 11591-93 Own
3 CDs
1996 Chamber Music Capriccio C49010
1997 Schubert, Franz: C-dúr vonósötös D. 956, c-moll vonósnégyes (quartettsatz) D 703 Hungaroton CLD 4035
1997 Brahms, Johannes: f-moll zongoraötös Op. 35; h-moll klarinétötös Op. 115
(Brahms, Johannes: Piano Quintet in f minor Op. 35; Clarinet Quintet in b minor Op. 115)
Hungaroton HCD 11596 Own
1998 Mentsük meg a Zeneakadémiát!
(Let's Save the Liszt Academy!)
Hungaroton HCD 31841
1999 Petrovics Emil: Vonósnégyesek és rapszódiák
(String quartets and rhapsodies)
BMC Records BMC CD 017
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Vonósművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - String Players)
Hungaroton HCD 32091-3 3 CDs
2002 Mozart, W. A.: Vonósnégyesek
(Mozart, W. A.: String Quartets)
BMC Records BMC CD 079 Own
2003 Bozay, Attila: Három vonósnégyes Opp. 9, 21, 40
(The Three String Quartets Opp. 9, 21, 40)
Hungaroton HCD 32117
2003 Gyászzenék
(Funeral Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32260
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion