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Takács Quartet

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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.

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. Carl Vine’s String Quartet No 6 is written especially for the Takács Quartet and it is a fitting position for a composer of his established international reputation and for one with such a long personal friendship with the musicians on stage.

PROGRAM 
HAYDN String Quartet in D minor, op 77 no 2
CARL VINE String Quartet no 6 (World Premiere)*
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 12, op 127

ARTISTS
EDWARD DUSINBERRE violin
KÁROLY SCHRANZ violin
GERALDINE WALTHER viola
ANDRÁS FEJÉR cello

UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

  • Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
  • $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.

CONCESSIONS

Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.

PRESENTED BY Musica Viva Australia

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