András Keller about Sándor Végh
“We refer to the oeuvre of Sándor Végh as a spiritual compass. His entire career is confirmation of something that the world today is lacking altogether. Joint music-making came naturally to him. The basis of every kind of musical activity is chamber music which, in effect, means communication. The only way to engage in music is the chamber-music way. It has many dimensions, but it is at the same time an attitude. The current-day way of seeing things, where the personality of the star-musician is in the fore with the music in the background, is completely at odds with his viewpoint – and ours. Generally, playing and articulating cannot eclipse the inner contents of the works. A performer, like a good actor, must impersonate the work. This, and only this, transubstantiation will convey the music to the listener, and nothing else.
A musical work can only be born when the audience in the given space is involved in its genesis. I believe the lack of this approach constitutes a dire gap in current-day musical life.”
Excerpt from an interview with András Keller