Takács Quartet Plays Beethoven

16 September 2016
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Fri, 16 Sep 16
7:30pm
Conservatory Concert Hall

EDWARD DUSINBERRE violin
KÁROLY SCHRANZ violin
GERALDINE WALTHER viola
ANDRÁS FEJÉR cello

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

The Grammy Award-winning Takács Quartet returns to the Conservatory for an all Beethoven programme. The programme proceeds chronologically, beginning with Quartet Op. 18, No. 2, which masterfully demonstrates everything he learned from Haydn. His Quartet No. 11, one of the middle period quartets, has a nickname given by the composer: the “Serioso”. The evening ends with the tremendous seven-movement Op. 131. Upon hearing a performance of the quartet for the first time, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?"