Winner of last year’s Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber Music category, the renowned Takács Quartet never fails to thrill in its Berkeley recitals. The hidden gem on the ensemble’s first 2022–23 program is Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s sole quartet of 1834, a bold, inventive, and distinctive work unperformed in her lifetime and forgotten until the score was discovered in the 1980s. This fascinating composition is matched with Haydn’s ebullient final quartet and the first of Beethoven’s late-period quartets. “What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, is how equally the four players carry the music” (The Guardian).
Run time for this concert is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission, but not including any possible encores.
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Parking will be a problem on campus for this performance on December 4 due to a Cal Women’s Basketball game versus SMU.
Most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved for game patrons and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. We advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation.
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