Takács Quartet

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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In-person tickets for this event are sold-out. Please join us via livestream or call 215-569-8080 to join the waiting list.

About This Performance

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for Friday, March 12.

A Society favorite for nearly three decades, the peerless Takács Quartet opens its program with the second of Mozart’s “Haydn” Quartets and continues with Dutilleux’s daring and impressionistic Ainsi la nuit, the seven movements of which make striking demands on each player. Concluding the evening is Brahms’s cheerful Quartet in B-flat Major, the composer’s personal favorite of the more lighthearted works that he wrote in the summer of 1875.

Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
Brahms: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Artist(s)

Takacs Quartet
Takács Quartet
The Takács Quartet, now in its forty-sixth season, is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The Guardian (London) recently commented: “What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, is how equally the four players carry the music.” BBC Music Magazine described the group’s recent Dohnányi recording with pianist Marc André Hamelin as “totally compelling,… Read More

Videos

Pre-Concert Lecture | Jonathan Coopersmith previews the Takács Quartet's PCMS program
Watch the Takács Quartet play Mozart's Quartet No. 19 in C Major
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR