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MERYL STREEP, TAKÁCS QUARTET & PHILIP ROTH 09.19.2014
THE TAKÁCS QUARTET will be performing a special, one time only concert with MERYL STREEP at Princeton University on September 19, 2014.
The program was conceived by Edward Dusinberre, the first violinist of the Takács, in close collaboration with PHILIP ROTH, after Ed read the Roth novel Everyman. Ed calls it "an exploration of the theme of death; Roth's powerful meditation Everyman, placing Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" in an unusual and inspiring context."
Meryl Streep will read passages from Everyman and the Takács will perform Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" and also music by Arvo Part.
NEW TAKACS BRITTEN QUARTETS NO. 1,2,3 ON HYPERION
Gramophone "Editor's Choice" for November, 2013
'This beautifully recorded set couples raw intensity with subtle refinement … For a recording of all three Britten String Quartets, this release is highly recommended'
— BBC Music Magazine
'An invigorating recording from one of the world's most distinguished ensembles … It will be hard-pushed to match the playing of the Takács Quartet on this splendid album'
— International Record Review
SCHUBERT CD RELEASED TO RAVE REVIEWS
Released on the Hyperion label: The Takács Quartet performing the Schubert Quintet D956 with Ralph Kirshbaum, cello and the Schubert Quartettsatz D703. Already there is a rave review in the London Guardian and The Sunday Times.
TAKÁCS INDUCTED INTO GRAMOPHONE HALL OF FAME
In May, 2012, Gramophone Magazine announced that the Takács Quartet was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker.
TAKÁCS NAMED ASSOCIATE ARTISTS AT WIGMORE HALL
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, announced that from the 2012-13 season, the
Takács Quartet will be Associate Artists at the Hall.
COMMANDER'S CROSS AWARD TO TAKÁCS FROM REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY
The Takács Quartet has been awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The award, made by Hungarian President Lászl Slyom, was announced by H.E. Gyorgy Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United States on March 15, Hungary's national holiday.
TAKÁCS RECEIVES ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY AWARD
The Takács Quartet received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Chamber Music & Song Category for their performances of Beethoven's complete string quartets in the United Kingdom during 2010.
UC 2010 BFA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The members of the quartet are honored to have received the University of Colorado’s 2010 Faculty Excellence Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work.