Takács Quartet

Musica Viva

Takács Quartet

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Commitment, precision and sparkle” The Boston Globe

The secret behind the love affair between this renowned ensemble and its Australian public is both the simplest and hardest thing about chamber music: the interplay between different creative personalities. Their concerts glow with warmth and friendship, a mutual affection and happiness whose effects reach far out into the auditorium. One of the top quartets in the business, it’s a given that their performances are of the highest quality.

Haydn’s Op.76 was his final complete chamber music collection, and he threw at it everything he had learned about string quartets in his long and glorious career. Beethoven’s Op.127 is also a late work, gentler and more introverted than the violent storms of his earlier ‘heroic’ period. Dvořàk’s Quartet No.14 is his very last purely chamber piece, whose joyous Czech folk elements bring out a delicious zest in the open-hearted Takács playing style. Carl Vine’s String Quartet No.6 is written especially for the Takacs Quartet and the genesis of this world premiere is a neat emblem of chamber music itself – composer and performers sharing ideas with the audience through mutual love of the artform.


Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op.77 No.2
Vine String Quartet No.6 ‘Child’s Play’ (2017) (World Premiere)*
Beethoven String Quartet No.12 Op.127


Haydn String Quartet in D major, Op.76 No.5 ‘Largo’
Vine String Quartet No.6 ‘Child’s Play’ (2017) (World Premiere)*
Dvořák String Quartet No.14 Op.105

*This work was commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Michael and Frédérique Katz, The Seattle Commissioning Club, and Carnegie Hall.


Edward Dusinberre violin
Károly Schranz violin
Geraldine Walther viola
András Fejér cello

Ticket Info


Standard $119
Concession $104
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
Group (10+) $107.10
Under 30 $30


Standard $83
Concession $72
City Recital Hall Member $74.70
Group (10+) $74.70
Under 30 $30


Standard $56
Concession $49
City Recital Hall Member $50.40
Group (10+) $50.40
Under 30 $30

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Performance Dates & Times

Saturday 19 August, 2017
2:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Monday 28 August, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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