HAYDN: String Quartet No. 59 in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3 (Rider)
TIMO ANDRES: New Work (West Coast premiere)
BRAHMS: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major, Op. 67
Leave it to the inimitable Takács Quartet to deliver a program that spans the centuries and overflows with personality, muscle, wit, and grace. Haydn's dynamic Rider Quartet is among his crowning achievements, with all members of the quartet pressed equally into service with challenging, virtuosic passages. The Takács play Brahms's graceful final quartet with characteristic "radiant warmth and phrasal sensitivity" (International Record Review). And, finally, the music of young Brooklyn composer Timo Andres is represented by a new commission receiving its West Coast premiere.