About This Performance
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