Formed in Budapest in 1975, now based in Colorado. Won First Prize and Critics’ Prize at the Evian string quartet competition. Has numerous award-winning recordings.
Takács QuartetSept. 12, 2010
Edward Dusinberre - violin        Geraldine Walther - viola
Károly Schranz - violin            András Fejér - cello


Based at the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Takács Quartet performs worldwide and is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. Formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, it first attracted international attention with the First Prize and the Critics’ Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. The Quartet made its North American debut tour in 1982. First violinist Edward Dusinberre joined the Quartet in 1993 and violist Geraldine Walther in 2005. The Quartet's award-winning recordings include the complete cycles of Beethoven and Bartók quartets on the Decca label. Since 2006 the Quartet records for Hyperion, among others, the Schumann quintet with Marc-André Hamelin and Haydn’s Opus 71 and 74 quartets. In 2001 the Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary.

7th LMMC engagement.

PROGRAMME:

HAYDN                        String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 71 No. 3,
                                     Hob.III:71 (1792)

                                             Vivace
                                             Andante con moto
                                             Menuet
                                             Finale:  Vivace

SHOSTAKOVICH      String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944)
                                             Ouverture:  Moderato con moto
                                             Récitatif et Romance:  Adagio
                                             Valse:  Allegro
                                             Thčme et Variations:  Adagio

BEETHOVEN              String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127 (1824)
                                             Maestoso  -  Allegro
                                             Adagio, ma non troppo e molto cantabile  -
                                                 Andante con moto  - 
                                                 Adagio molto espressivo
                                             Scherzando vivace  -  Presto
                                             Finale:  Allegro

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