Saturday, March 12, 2011 | 9:00 pm
“The fact is,” says the Guardian (UK), “they are peerless”: formed at Budapest in 1975, the Takács is now widely recognized as one of the premiere string quartets of our time. Virtuosic and inspired, they approach their music with a rapturous intensity that has made them a fixture on the Chamber Arts Society calendar for more than a decade. This season they offer vital readings of Haydn, Schubert, and Bartók, the Hungarian folk-genius with whom the Takács share a special connection.
HAYDN: String Quartet No. 54 in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “Rider”
BARTOK: String Quartet No. 5
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, “Rosamunde”
“The Takács have the ability to make you believe that there’s no other possible way the music should go.”