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.
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5
We asked you to share your thoughts during the concert in Carnegie Hall's live chat or on Twitter using the hashtag #CHLive. Below is a collection of your chat comments and tweets.