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Takács Quartet &
Marc-André Hamelin 2

In the second of two complementary concerts, the internationally-renowned string quartet and pianist further explore the sounds of central Europe, with more music from Mozart, Dvořák and Dohnányi.

Takács Quartet
Marc-André Hamelin Piano

Mozart String Quartet in B flat K589
Dvořák String Quartet in E flat Op 51
Dohnányi Piano Quintet No 2 

Dazzling dexterity, bristling power; poise and elegance: the Takács Quartet delivers vivid, compelling performances full of potent emotion.

In the second of their two complementary International Festival recitals, they indulge in the rich Bohemian colours of Dvořak’s E flat Quartet, Op 51 – often named the ‘Slavonic’ for its whirling rhythms and its gutsy folk spirit.

Alongside the enigmatic beauty and wit of Mozart’s songful B flat Quartet, K589, the Takács players are joined by eminent Canadian pianist – and long-term collaborator – Marc-André Hamelin in Dohnányi’s Second Piano Quintet. Inspired by Brahms and Schumann, this is urgent, volatile music of immense emotional concentration.

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This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

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11 August 2018

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 50mins approx (one interval)
  • £11 - £34*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.