Grammy Award-winning Takács (pronounced Takach) Quartet is world renowned for their “chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity” (The Guardian). The Boulder-based ensemble opens the 2022 Robert Mann Chamber Music Series with Haydn and Dvořák’s final complete works for quartet, coupled with Coleridge-Taylor’s extraordinary Fantasiestücke, composed within a year of Dvořák’s work.
Takács Quartet, artists-in-residence
Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op.5
Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106
- Get to know Boulder’s Takács Quartet and learn what it’s like to perform in a professional string quartet in this interview between Takács and Music Director Peter Oundjian
- “Mr. Mann — for decades the [Juilliard String Quartet]’s de facto spokesman, institutional memory and ‘resident spark plug,’ as The Chicago Tribune called him in 1997 — remained with the ensemble for 51 years. By the time he retired in 1997 he had outlasted the entire original lineup, as well several subsequent permutations, to become one of the longest-serving members of any chamber group in the world.” Read more of the New York Times’ obituary for Robert Mann, for whom our chamber series is named