Can strings speak to your soul?
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. They return for their 16th UMS performance since 1984 and their first since their terrific three-concert Schubert series two years ago. “Every time one is blown away by the rightness and freshness of everything they do.” (The Guardian)
||Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise”) (1796-97)
||Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 94 (1975)
||Quartet in c-sharp minor, Op. 131 (1826)
Program Book [PDF]
Takács Quartet website
The Takács Quartet was founded in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest when the four original members were students. Winners of the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London, the Quartet is based in Boulder at the University of Colorado and performs ninety concerts a year worldwide.
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, and a Japanese Record Academy Award.
This concert marks the Takács Quartet’s 16th appearance under UMS auspices. The Quartet made its UMS debut in February 1984. The Quartet last appeared at UMS in April 2011.