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Tackaks Quartet

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Takács Quartet

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:30 PM

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

Largely considered to be one of today's best string quartets, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet "stands at the peak of its powers--at the peak of its profession" (The Boston Globe). Join them for an evening of classics by Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich played with fervor and imbued with fresh insight.

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Largely considered to be one of today's best string quartets, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet "stands at the peak of its powers--at the peak of its profession" (The Boston Globe). The Takács returns on the heels of its triumphant winter 2016 Beethoven concert, a stunning demonstration that the group "knows how to use a warm, inviting acoustic to make a listener lean in and savor tiny musical details" (Washington Classical Review). Join them again for an evening of classics by Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich played with fervor and imbued with fresh insight.

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Notes from Joseph "Yossi" Kalichstein, Artistic Director of Fortas
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It is an unequaled pleasure to welcome back a beloved favorite, the Takács Quartet. The stark contrast between Mozart's sunshine and Shostakovich's dark moods, which occupy the first half of the program, sets the stage for one of the seminal works of Western civilization, Beethoven's opus 131, a work that inspired more reverence by future composers than is imaginable. Schumann once said it "stands on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination"; Wagner, not to be outdone, decried "'tis the dance of the whole world itself, wild joy, the wail of pain...utmost bliss, grief, frenzy...". Come and add your reaction to this wondrous work of uninterrupted journey in 7 movements (lasting from under one to over 14 minutes), going through 6 different keys and 31 tempo changes. Beethoven's opus 131 remains awe-inspiring to this day!"

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