Posts Tagged ‘Takacs Quartet’

It is difficult for this amateur music appreciator to imagine a more intimate art music experience than to see and hear (or, if necessary, simply to hear) chamber music played by a quartet as passionate and expert as the Takacs. I first encountered this ensemble in Indianapolis in a concert hall that by its very physical parameters requires an intimate experience. (more…)


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One popular dictionary of classical music refers to Béla Bartók’s ‘driving, anxious rhythms, angular melodies, brackingly sharp dissonances, and folklike modal harmonies’. All of which to say, Bartok does not make for easy listening. (more…)

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My wife recently introduced me to yet another hidden treasure of our Circle City, the Ensemble Music Society (www.ensemblemusic.org). Established in 1944 (!), this all-volunteer assemblage of chamber music enthusiasts manages to bring world-class talent to Indianapolis year-on-year, providing an intimate complement to our very fine ISO. (more…)

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