CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 3 PM
The half-dozen string quartets Bartók composed over a period of 30 years have become a 20th-century musical touchstone. From the folksy touches of the Second to the avant-garde virtuosity of the Fourth, the works on this program deftly showcase the development of his compositional style throughout his prolific career. And in the hands of the Takács Quartet, “the character and personality of the composer emerges with extraordinary intensity” (The Guardian).