by Don Dagenais, KCMetropolis.org
The Takacs String Quartet, one of the leading chamber music ensembles in the country, returns to The Friends of Chamber Music series to performance a concert of Schubert, Britten and Dvořák. For their Schubert selection, the Quartet has chosen the String Quartet No. 13, the “Rosamunde.” The Britten selection is the String Quartet No. 2, and Dvořák is represented by the popular String Quartet in F Major, the so-called “American” quartet written when the composer was residing in this country.
Founded in 1975 by four students at the Franz Liszt in Budapest, the Takacs String Quartet won many competitions in its early years, then settled into international concertizing and recording. Their recordings of the string quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Haydn and others have won many awards, and this year the group became the only string quartet ever inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. The ensemble also won the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London.
The Friends of Chamber Music
Friday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m.
12th and Central Streets, Kansas City, MO
For tickets call 816-561-9999 or online at www.chambermusic.org