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Takacs Quartet

Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The Takacs Quartet perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Beethoven: String Quartets in A, Op 18, No 5; in C minor, Op 18, No 4; and in A minor, Op 132.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The Takacs Quartet continues its critically-acclaimed cycle of all Beethoven's string quartets at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. In today's concert they perform two quartets from his Op.18, his first set of string quartets, in which he shows his complete mastery of the Classical style as developed by Haydn and Mozart. And at the end, the Op. 132, one of his last quartets, a piece of mature intensity and pathos.

BEETHOVEN - String Quartet in A, Op.18 No.5
BEETHOVEN - String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4
BEETHOVEN - String Quartet in A minor, Op.132

The Takacs Quartet

Followed by a focus this week on great Chopin pianists, old and new, with studio guest Rob Cowan.

Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9 No.1
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA Red Seal RD 89563(2)

Preludes 1-7 from Op. 28)
Alfred Cortot, piano
EMI CDH 761050 2

Etude in C minor, Op. 10 No.12 "Revolutionary"
Ignaz Friedman, piano
Philips EMI 456 784-2

Nocturnes in B and A flat, Op. 32 Nos.1-2
Artur Rubinstein, piano
RCA Red Seal RD 89563(2)

2 hours, 15 minutes

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