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Takács Quartet

January 21 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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$5 – $100

Now in their 49th season and “the Takács Quartet remains one of the greatest chamber string ensembles we have on the world stage.” (Scherzo magazine) Finally we can present their entire Bartók string quartet cycle, delayed from our 100th anniversary season in 2020. This ensemble has always had a particular association with Béla Bartók, the great 20th-century Hungarian composer whose six quartets are among the pinnacles of 20th-century chamber music.

The Middlebury Performing Arts Series has enjoyed a long-standing friendship with the Takács—this concert marks their 28th appearance on our campus. Among their many accolades: a Presto Music Recording of the Year Award, four Gramophone Awards, a Grammy, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, a Wigmore Hall Medal, and induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. When not performing, these gifted musicians are Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall, and Christoffersen Fellows and Artists in Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

“Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.”—The Guardian

Learn more about this concert’s music in a free pre-concert lecture by Professor Emeritus of Music Larry Hamberlin, at 6:15 PM in MAC room 125.

Friday Program:
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 1 op.7 (sz. 40)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 3 (sz. 85, 1927)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 5 (sz. 102, 1934)

Sunday Program:
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 2 op.17 (sz. 67)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 4 (sz. 85, 1928)
Béla Bartók: Quartet No. 6 (sz. 114, 1939)


January 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $100
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