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Takacs Quartet
Oct 12th 2017 @ Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall 881 7th Ave
New York, NY
I Was There
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:30 PM
Show: 7:30 pm

H. C. Robbins Landon, the famed Haydn scholar, called the composer’s “Fifths” String Quartet “one of the most serious, learned, and intellectually formidable works he ever wrote.” It is certainly erudite with an opening movement that’s a marvel of austere beauty and compelling turbulence, but there is also cutting wit and a finale that nods to the Hungarian Gypsy traditional. If Haydn’s quartet appeals to the mind, Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 moves the heart with a rhapsodic opening movement and a wrenching, sorrow-drenched lament.

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello
Erika Eckert, Viola

HAYDN String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, "Fifths"
CARL VINE String Quartet No. 6, "Child's Play" (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the Takács Quartet, in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.