Edward Dusinberre, violin
Karóly Schranz, violin
Geraldine Walther, viola
András Fejér, cello
"The Takács have the ability to make you believe that there's no other possible way the music should go."
Following their March 2012 Fortas debut, as part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna
, the Takács Quartet
returns to perform a not-to-be-missed cycle of Bartók's complete string quartets, Nos. 1, 3, & 5 (Jan. 21) and Nos. 2, 4, & 6 (Jan. 22 - click here to get tickets
). In that 2012 concert, they played the Bartók Quartet No. 4, which led the Washington Post
to exclaim, "There is no group, live or on disc, I would rather hear in these densely constructed, challenging, but rewarding pieces. The players attacked the Fourth Quartet with a bite in the tone but never overbearing harshness."
Hailed as "chamber music royalty" (Sydney Morning Herald
), 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. Since their founding in 1975, the Bartók Quartets have been at the heart of the Takács Quartet's repertoire and it was a Gramophone Award–winning recording of those works that really put their name on the international map in 1998.