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.”
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.
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