Takács Quartet Plays Bartok

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Takács Quartet Takács Quartet ((c) Ellen Appel)

Bartok's seminal string quartets have been a core part of the Takács Quartet's repertoire since the ensemble was formed in Budapest in 1975, and it was a recording of those works that put their name on the international map.

On January 18 we brought you a live broadcast of the venerable quartet at Zankel Hall, presenting the first part of a complete cycle of Bartok quartets. Written between 1908 and 1939, the string quartets outline the arc of Bartok's progression from post-romanticist to folklorist to one of the most original quartet composers of all time.


All-Bartok Quartets:

    String Quartet No. 1
    String Quartet No. 3
    String Quartet No. 5

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    Comments [1]

    Jon Albrink from New York, NY

    Beautiful chord changes.

    Jan. 18 2014 09:25 PM

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