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It's been a season of celebrating Beethoven for the Takács Quartet, a group that was originally formed in 1975. This set includes
the complete Beethoven String Quartets, recorded between 2002 and 2004, with seven CDs, a Blu-ray Audio disc, and a bonus DVD. During the 2016-2017 season, the Takács Quartet (now with violinists Edwin Dusinberre, Károly Schranz, violist Geraldine Walther and cellist Károly Schranz) has been performing complete, six-concert Beethoven cycles at London's Wigmore Hall, Princeton University, the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. All members of the quartet are currently Christoffersen Faculty Fellows at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Takács first violinist Edward Dusinberre also has published a book, Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet, about the life of a string quartet, which explores the circumstances surrounding the composition of Beethoven’s quartets with a combination of history and memoir.
BELOW: From 2009, the Takacs Quartet performs an excerpt from Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, from a live concert at the Auditorium du Louvre.
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