Melbourne Age 

Author: Clive O'Donnell.

 

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

August 12 

 

Welcome again to the Takacs people, showing us all how it's done. Appearing for Musica Viva, the ensemble got down to business on Saturday night with a gripping account of Haydn's last F Major string quartet.

 

Here was a performance to keep you involved through its intellectual focus and energy, a demonstration of non-theatrical collegiality, the whole delivered with bracing elasticity where interpolated slight hesitations and pauses gave extra character to the work's innate fluency.

Author: Edward Sava-Segal

 

In their second appearance last week in the Zankel Hall, the Takács Quartet selected a non-adventurous program including three works, each from a different century. What made this performance outstanding, was not only the immaculate technique displayed and the cohesiveness of the ensemble, that everyone seems to be taking for granted, but the interpreters’ ability to bring forward and shed new light on details one might have ignored even in these relatively frequently performed works.

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