Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Takacs Quartet - Haydn, Shostakovich

The Takacs Quartet perform live at Wigmore Hall in London. Haydn: String Quartets: in C, Op 74 No 1; in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider). Shostakovich: String Quartet No 3 in F, Op 73.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

The Takács Quartet play Haydn and Shostakovich

Haydn: String Quartet in C major Op. 74 No. 1
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73

8.15: Interval

Haydn: String Quartet in G minor Op. 74 No. 3 'Rider'

Takács Quartet

Haydn's Op. 74 quartets, written for the 1793 London concert season, are shot through with appealing melodies and intricate thematic developments, while Shostakovich's Third String Quartet offers a searing lament for the victims of tyranny. Composed in 1946, its five moments allude to wartime experience, moving from "Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm" to "The eternal question: Why? And for what?".

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C Op.74 No.1

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Strings Quartet No.3 in F Op.73

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No.3 in F Op.73

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Six Bagatelles Op.126

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • HYPERION.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G Minor Op.74 No.3 'Rider'

    Performer: Jerusalem Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Final Movt - String Quartet in C 'Razumovsky' Op.59 No.3

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in f minor op 57 Appassionata

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • EMI 0945732 tracks 7-9.

Broadcast

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.