Takács Quartet

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Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets review – the Takács and Garrick Ohlsson in a passionate embrace
Ohlsson joins the Takács Quartet to delve deep into Elgar’s intimate 1918 work, alongside restless Amy Beach

Fiona Maddocks

30, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Takács Quartet review – soaring with absolute freedom
From Hadyn’s chirruping birds to knotty Mendelssohn, the quartet shows unlimited musical imagination

Erica Jeal

06, Nov, 2019 @12:45 PM

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Takács Quartet review – sheer aural pleasure
A new second violin in no way diminishes the quartet’s astounding unanimity and meticulous attention to detail – as this programme of Tchaikovsky and Brahms showed

Andrew Clements

22, May, 2018 @2:06 PM

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Franck: Piano Quintet, Debussy: String Quartet CD review – a game of two halves
Takács Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
(Hyperion)

Fiona Maddocks

22, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Takács Quartet review – Beethoven outstrips easy-listening Andres
The Takács lavished care on Timo Andres’s unremarkable Strong Language, but Elgar’s Piano Quintet, with Aleksandar Madžar, and early Beethoven were irresistible

Andrew Clements

04, Feb, 2016 @11:53 AM

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In sickness and health: how Beethoven tested the Takács Quartet
The Takács are so reliant on each other that they have taken out insurance on their lives. Lead violinist Edward Dusinberre explores the musical and personal links between health and harmony

Edward Dusinberre

15, Jan, 2016 @4:00 PM

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Der fliegende Holländer; Takács Quartet review – calm amid the storm
Bryn Terfel and Adrianne Pieczonka anchor Royal Opera’s fine Flying Dutchman revival

Fiona Maddocks

08, Feb, 2015 @8:05 AM

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A Tribute to Steve Martland; Secret Theatres: Harrison Birtwistle; Takács Quartet and Louise Williams – review
Collaboration graced a fitting tribute to Steve Martland, a Birtwistle fest and the Takács in interstellar Beethoven, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

16, Nov, 2014 @12:08 AM

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Takács Quartet/Williams review – seraphic unity of execution
Infectiously incisive brilliance, tonal balance and expressiveness featured strongly in this Beethoven and Mozart recital, writes Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

11, Nov, 2014 @3:57 PM

Brahms: String Quintets review – the Takács and Lawrence Power captivate
The Takács Quartet and Lawrence Power are a dream team on two of Brahms's finest chamber works, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

26, Apr, 2014 @11:07 PM

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Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife; Takács Quartet – review

OperaUpClose take illuminating liberties with Purcell, writes Stephen Pritchard

Stephen Pritchard

02, Mar, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Takács Quartet/Mitchell review

The Takács found heart in Janáček and poise in Dvořák, writes Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

26, Feb, 2014 @6:01 PM

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