“utterly gripping” Concert Classics Series
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012, 8 pm Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET SCHUBERT BRITTEN DVOŘÁK
String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”) String Quartet No. 2 in C Major String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”)
The Takács has entered the pantheon of the world’s great string quartets, as evidenced by their hugely engaging performances and unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, as well as their recent appointment as Associate Artists of London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall. Takács “established itself as one of the world’s eminent string ensembles soon after its founding in 1975,” according to The New York Times, which termed their recent Carnegie Hall performance “utterly gripping.” Their program begins with one of Schubert’s last quartets and, marking the centenary of his birth, one by Britten, who in 1945 called it “the greatest advance that I have yet made.” The evening concludes with Dvořák’s “American” Quartet, which, during a visit to the Czech community in Spillville, Iowa, spilled out of the composer in a matter of days.
Published on May 18, 2012
At 119 years old, Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce the details of its 2012-2013 season.