Takacs Quartet, Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets
Saturday, October 15th @ 8pm [HH]
Sunday, October 16th @ 3pm [HH]
Oct 15, 8pm: No. 2 in G Major, No. 11 in F minor, Serioso, No. 13 in B-flat Major (with Finale)
Oct 16, 3pm: No. 1 in F Major, No. 10 in E-flat Major, Harp, No. 14 in C-sharp minor
A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements. #BerkeleyRADICAL #Immersion
Takács violinist Edward Dusinberre on the Beethoven Quartets: "Playing the works is a thrilling and daunting experience. We feel like tennis players forced out of position, obliged to draw on our physical and mental resources to raise our game. We have rehearsed this music for many years, but performing a Beethoven quartet still inspires an exhilarating sense of danger" (The Guardian, London).
Critic Alex Ross on the musicians: "The Takács players have been recording the complete Beethoven quartets, and their survey, now complete, stands as the most richly expressive modern account of this titanic cycle" (The New Yorker).
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