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Takács Quartet

Overview

The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér while all four were students. It first received international attention in 1977, winning First Prize and the Critics' Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. The quartet made its North American debut in 1982. Violinist Edward Dusinberre joined the quartet in 1993 and violist Geraldine Walther in 2005. In its 38th season, the Takács Quartet has performed in virtually every music capital in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, as well as at prestigious festivals, including Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg and Tanglewood. Also known for its award-winning recordings, the ensemble won the Grammy and the Gramophone Awards for Best Chamber Performance in 2002 for its two-CD set of Beethoven's three "Rasumovsky" String Quartets, Op. 59, and the Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp. Quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado since 1983, the ensemble is also a resident quartet at the Aspen Music Festival and School and associate artists of the South Bank Center in London.

"The Takács' performance was a marvel of lightness and muscle, rhythmic pulse and grace."

-Philadelphia Inquirer

Takács Quartet

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Program

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Dohnányi: Quartet in D-flat Major, Op. 15
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

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Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jonathan Coopersmith.

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Takács Quartet w/ Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
Webern: Langsamer satz
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Reserve Free Tickets to a pre-concert panel discussion at 6:15 pm as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).

String Theory: Exploring the Nature, Craft and Soul of Musical Instruments delves into the material culture of music, exploring the relationship between the things we create and their identity as independent artistic enablers.  Allen Roda, Professor of Music at New York University and enthomusicology expert, Yumi Kendall, Assistant Principal Cellist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Nick Kendall, the violinist from the popular cross-over group Time for Three, will discuss the identity of instruments as autonomous and dynamic agents, and the part they play in the interpretation of music.

Part one of the project will take place before Benjamin Beilman's violin recital on Friday, April 8th at 6:15 pm.

Produced in partnership with the Kimmel Center as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Takács Quartet

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, Emperor
Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

 

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Suhnne Ahn

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Takács Quartet

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2, Op. 68
WebernSechs Bagatellen, Op. 9
WebernFí¼nf Sätz, Op. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

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Takacs Quartet w/ Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
Britten: Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

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Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Janacek: Quartet No. 1, “Kruetzer Sonata”
Britten: Quartet in D Major, Op. 25
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

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Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2, Hob. III:73
Kellogg: Soft Sleep Shall Contain You: A Meditation on Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and The Maiden”

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Takacs Quartet

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schumann: Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
MacMillan: Quartet No. 3 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”

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Takács Quartet

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Bartók: Quartet No. 6, Op. 11

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Takács Quartet

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 3:00 PM

Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, No. 2, Hob. III:73
Bartók: Quartet No. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”

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Takács Quartet

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 3:00 PM

Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Shostakovich: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 122
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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Takács Quartet

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonant”
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

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Takács Quartet

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2003 -

Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2, Hob. III:57
Tan: Quartet [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in C­-sharp Minor, Op. 13

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Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, April 7, 2000 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4, Hob. III:34
Sheng: String Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in B-­flat Major, Op. 130, with the GroíŸe Fugue, Op. 13

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Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, April 19, 1996 - 8:00 PM

Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Beethoven
: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”
Beethoven
: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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Takács Quartet

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 1992 - 8:00 PM

Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: Quartet in B­flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, Hob. III:78, “Sunrise”
BartókQuartet No. 3
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden

Philadelphia Inquirer

“The Takács' performance was a marvel of lightness and muscle, rhythmic pulse and grace.”

Guardian

“This is chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity...simply the best I have ever heard in concert.”

Boston Globe

“The Takács Quartet stands at the peak of its powers - at the peak of its profession. ”

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