Edinburgh International Festival: Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin 2

In the second of two complimentary concerts, the internationally-renowned string quartet and pianist further explore the sounds of central Europe, with more music from Mozart, Dvořák and Dohnanyi.

Edinburgh International Festival:  Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin 2

About Edinburgh International Festival: Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin 2

Takács Quartet

Marc-André Hamelin | Piano

Mozart | String Quartet in B flat K589
Dvořák | String Quartet in E flat Op 51
Dohnanyi | Piano Quintet No 2

Dazzling dexterity, bristling power; poise and elegance: the Takács Quartet delivers vivid, compelling performances full of potent emotion.

In the second of their two complementary International Festival recitals, they indulge in the rich Bohemian colours of Dvořak’s E flat Quartet, Op 51 – often named the ‘Slavonic’ for its whirling rhythms and its gutsy folk spirit.

Alongside the enigmatic beauty and wit of Mozart’s songful B flat Quartet, K589, the Takács players are joined by eminent Canadian pianist – and long-term collaborator – Marc-André Hamelin in Dohnanyi’s Second Piano Quintet. Inspired by Brahms and Schumann, this is urgent, volatile music of immense emotional concentration.

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