[ Decca Records / 4 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Sunday 14 November 2004
"Not a run-of-the-mill compilation. Musical content matched by superb interpretations. A top class release worthy of considerable praise. Would enhance any collection"
(MusicWeb June 2005)
The Takacs Quartet has enjoyed enormous success in Australia since its first tour for Musica Viva in 1985. Its four subsequent tours (in 1988, 1994, 1999 and 2001) have seen capacity Australian audiences hear this fantasic ensemble perform many masterworks of the repertoire.
2004 sees the Takacs tour New Zealand and this specially priced set is released to coincide with the tour.
The quartets tours have always featured works it has recorded to great aclaim, including landmark performances of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven.
We hope that this CD set gives listeners as much pleasure as the live performances.
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 "Emperor"
Mozart: Serenade in G major KV525 "Eine Kleine nachtmusik"
Beethoven: String Quartet in A Op 18 No 5
Dvorak: String Quartet in F Op 96 "American"
Smetana: String Quartet No 1 in E minor "From My Life"
Borodin: String Quartet No 2 in D
Dvorak: Five ABgatelles Op 47
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Op 81
Wolf: Italian Serenade in G
Schubert: String Quintet in C Op 163 D956
Bartok: String Quartet No 4