|Takács Quartet||Feb. 24, 2008|
Edward Dusinberre - violin Geraldine Walther - viola
Károly Schranz - violin András Fejér - cello
The Takács Quartet, formed at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and now in its thirty-second season, has been based in Boulder, Colorado, since 1983. Renowned for its virtuosic technique and burnished tone, it is one of the world’s premier string quartets, touring North America, Europe and Asia with a wide-ranging repertoire and performing at prestigious festivals, such as Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where it is Resident Quartet. It has numerous prize-winning recordings, including the complete Beethoven Quartet cycle on the Decca label, which won a stunning total of 9 prestigious awards; and its recording of the six Bartók String Quartets won the 1998 Gramophone Award for chamber music. In 2005 the ensemble signed a recording contract with Hyperion and its members were named Associate Artists of the South Bank Centre in London. In 2001 the Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary.
Sixth LMMC engagement.
HAYDN Quartet in F major, Opus 74 No. 2, Hob. III:73
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102
II Adagio molto
III Scherzo: Alla bulgarese - Trio
V Finale: Allegro vivace - Presto
BRAHMS Quartet in C minor, Opus 51 No. 1
Romanze: Poco adagio
Allegretto molto moderato e comodo -
Un poco piů animato