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Takásc Quartet (Ellen Appel)

Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Takács Quartet

Budapest's Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth, and humor. For their Fortas debut, they bring a program of quartets by Schubert and Bartók, plus Beethoven's staggering Opus 131.

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Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna

Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, Budapest's 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. Gramophone magazine notes, "The Takács have the ability to make you believe that there's no other possible way the music should go, and the strength to overturn preconceptions that comes only with the greatest performers." For their Fortas debut, they bring a program of quartets by Schubert and Bartók, plus Beethoven's staggering Opus 131.

Originally formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, the quartet first received international attention in 1977, winning First Prize and the Critics' Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. The Quartet also won the Gold Medal at the 1978 Portsmouth and Bordeaux Competitions and First Prizes at the Budapest International String Quartet Competition in 1978 and the Bratislava Competition in 1981.

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