|Takács Quartet||Sept. 12, 2010|
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.
HAYDN String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 71 No. 3,
Andante con moto
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944)
Ouverture: Moderato con moto
Récitatif et Romance: Adagio
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