Takács Quartet

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Program

String Quartet Op. 33, No. 3, “The Bird” | Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

  • Allegro moderato
  • Scherzo: Allegretto
  • Adagio ma non troppo
  • Finale: Rondo — Presto

String Quartet No. 4 | Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

  • Allegro
  • Prestissimo, con sordino
  • Non troppo lento
  • Allegretto pizzicato
  • Allegro molto

INTERMISSION

String Quartet No. 9, Op. 59, No. 3 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Andante con moto — Allegro vivace
  • Andante con moto quasi allegretto
  • Menuetto
  • Allegro molto

TAKÁCS QUARTET
Edward Dusinberre & Harumi Rhodes, violins
Geraldine Walther, viola
András Fejér, cello

Takács Quartet

The Takács Quartet, now in its forty-fourth season, is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more”, and the Financial Times described a recent concert at the Wigmore Hall: “Even in the most fiendish repertoire these players show no fear, injecting the music with a heady sense of freedom. At the same time, though, there is an uncompromising attention to detail: neither a note nor a bow-hair is out of place.” Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola) and András Fejér (cello) perform eighty concerts a year worldwide.

The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. In 2001 the Takács Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary, and in March 2011 each member of the Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit Commander’s Cross by the President of the Republic of Hungary.

The Takács Quartet appears by arrangement with Seldy Cramer Artists, and records for Hyperion and Decca/London Records. The Takács Quartet is Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder and are Associate Artists at Wigmore Hall, London. www.takacsquartet.com

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