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A Recital by the Takács Quartet and Stephen Hough piano

August 03
4:30 pm
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A Recital by the Takács Quartet and Stephen Hough piano

August 03
4:30 pm
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PROGRAM
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HAYDN String Quartet in B-flat major, Hob. III/78, op. 76, no. 4, “Sunrise”
STEPHEN HOUGH String Quartet No. 1 “Les Six Rencontres”
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DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A major, B. 155, op. 81

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Hailed by The New York Times for “making the most traditional of works feel radical once more,” the Takács Quartet returns to Aspen for two performances, the first featuring pianist Stephen Hough as both composer and performer.

The program begins with Haydn’s imitation of the rising sun in an ascending theme for the violin. Here is the composer at the top of his string quartet game, with the entire opus 76 “six pack” showing a new level of virtuosity and innovation. Stephen Hough dedicated his first quartet to the Takács as a companion piece to Ravel’s quartet and Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit. The form is one of six “meetings,” imaginary encounters in 1920s Paris with the composers known as Les Six. You’ll hear witty allusions to their styles in vignettes which travel from boulevard to park to hotel to theatre. Completed in only seven weeks, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A is one of the most treasured works in the entire chamber music repertoire. Full of exquisite melodies, Czech dance rhythms, and seamless mood shifts, the quintet is a favorite for both performers and audience members.

Hear the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet joined by pianist and polymath Stephen Hough.

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With special thanks to Marcy and Leo Edelstein
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