Janáček & Smetana String Quartets — Hyperion RecordsOctober 2015 release
Hyperion CDA67987

Takács Quartet

Bedŕich Smetana (1824-1884)
String Quartet No 1 in E minor 'From my life' [27'02]

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
String Quartet No 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata' JW VII/8 [18'37]
String Quartet No 2 'Intimate letters' JW VII/13 [25'49]

The new Hyperion CD of the Takács Quartet performing Smetana's Quartet No. 1 and Janáček's Quartet No. 1 (The Kreutzer Sonata) and Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters) has already received high praise from The London Guardian.

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Brahms: String Quintets — Hyperion RecordsApril 2014 release

Here the Takacs Quartet collaborates with Britain's greatest living viola player, Lawrence Power, who has proved himself a remarkable chamber musician. "It was in the G major string quartet..that the Takacs players again hit special heights, achieving near-miracles of balance and interplay, with Geraldine Walther and guest Lawrence Power delivering a masterclass of contrasting by complimentary viola playing.

– London Guardian

Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)
String Quintet No 1 in F major Op 88 [26'47]
String Quintet No 2 in G major Op 111 [30'09]
Hyperion CDA67900

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