For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
Takács Quartet

3 November 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Four by Four

Takács Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Haydn:  String Quartet No. 32 in C major, Hob. III:39 (‘Bird’)
Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, BB 119


Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

Takács Quartet: Edward Dusinberre, Harumi Rhodes (violin), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Fejér (cello)

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor is an important work from Mendelssohn’s late teenage years, composed not solely under the influence of Haydn’s works – like Mozart’s quartets had been before  –  which were considered as the gold standard, but with cutting edge reflections to Beethoven’s late string quartets as well. String Quartet No. 6 is Bartók’s final recapitulation of his works in this genre and also the last work he completed in Europe before  emigrating to the United States with his wife. Like Bartók, four former graduates of the Liszt Academy has been leaving for the United States to form the chamber ensemble in residence at the University of Colorado in 1983. After second violinist Károly Schranz’s leaving in 2018, András Fejér became the only original member of the quartet founded in 1975. This will be their first concert in Budapest in their current lineup.



The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200, 1 700, 2 800, 3 900