Takács Quartet to Perform at Middlebury
College Center for the Arts October 7 and 9—Performances are
First and Second Parts of a Six-part Series Offering Full Cycle
of Beethoven’s String Quartets

“…the Takács found exactly the
right median between innocent songfulness and studied formalism.”
—Financial Times, London

The Takács Quartet will perform the full cycle
of Beethoven’s string quartets as one of the highlights of the
1998-1999 Middlebury College Concert Series. The six-part series
begins with a performance on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. with
Opus 18 No 4, Opus 74, and Opus 130 with Finale. The second part
of the series will take place on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. and
will include Opus 18 No. 2, Opus 59 No. 2, and Opus 132. Both
performances will be in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College
Center for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). The Takács
will return to perform the remainder of the cycle in January and

One of the world’s leading string quartets, the Takács
has appeared regularly in every major music capital and prestigious
festival since its formation in 1975 by four students at Budapest’s
Liszt Academy. During the 1997-1998 season, the Takács
performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, France,
Italy, Holland, Belgium and Japan, making stops at such halls
as the Corcoran and the Freer galleries in Washington, D.C., the
Louvre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Hague.

When the Takács Quartet arrives at Middlebury
College in October, the performers will be fresh from Gramophone
Magazine’s 1998 awards ceremony in London, where they will have
collected the prize for the best recording of the year, a London/Decca
Records release of the Bartok cycle.

Tickets for this Middlebury College Concert Series
performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens.
A pre-performance dinner on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts is also available.
To order tickets or make dinner reservations, please call the
College box office at 802-443-6433.