PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS PRESENTS THE TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET
The Takács String Quartet - the sole string quartet in Gramophone Magazine's Hall of Fame - will perform all six of Bartók's string quartets, which have been part of their repertoire since their origins in the 1970s. It was Takács' recordings in the 1990s of these seminal works that cemented their position among the world's top quartets. What will make this event even more compelling are talks and commentary by Princeton musicologist Scott Burnham and others. Here is Princeton professor and composer Steven Mackey's reaction to the quartets as a teenager playing electric guitar in rock bands: "Their punchy melodies, muscular rhythms, trippy atmospheres and mind-bending continuities struck me as being the most psychedelic rock music I had ever heard. Bartók ingested folk music and avant-garde techniques in equal measure to make a music that tickled the viscera as well as the intellect. This music is at once quirky, playful, scary and sublime - and well ahead of its time."
All six Bartók String Quartets performed in two evenings.
October 10: Quartets Nos. 1, 3 &5
October 11: Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6
Please call 609-258-9220 or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org for tickets.
Location: Richardson Auditorium
Date/Time: 10/10/13 at 8:00 pm - 10/10/13 at 10:00 pm