Monday, October 6, 2014, 8:00PM | at Caruth Auditorium

Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The Quartet’s award-winning recordings include the complete Beethoven Cycle on the Decca label. In 2005, the Late Beethoven Quartets won Disc of the Year and Chamber Award from BBC Music Magazine, a Gramophone Award, Album of the Year at the Brit Awards and a Japanese Record Academy Award. Their recordings of the early and middle Beethoven quartets collected a Grammy, another Gramophone Award, a Chamber Music of America Award and two further awards from the Japanese Recording Academy.

“There are more svelte, richer-toned quartets around, but none whose sense of ensemble and intonation is so immaculately instinctive, whose range of colour is more bewilderingly varied, whose phrasing is more expressively potent.”
–London Gardian


Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Hob. III:67
Janáček: String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’
Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op.59, No.2

For more information, visit Takács’s website here.


Click the following link to read Laurie Shulman’s program notes for this concert in their entirety:

Takacs Program Notes