Wigmore Hall Associate Artists, the members of the Takács Quartet are joined for a recital by Lawrence Power, one of the world’s foremost viola players.
They will perform Dvořák’s String Quintet in E flat Op. 97, written during the composer’s memorable summertime visit in 1893 to Spillville, Iowa. Although homesick for his native Bohemia, Dvořák was enchanted by the sights and sounds of the American countryside and channelled his deep affection for Spillville into his quintet’s tonal warmth and flowing lyricism.
The Takács also explores the composer’s final String Quartet, conceived in New York and completed on his return to Prague in 1895, and the yearning expression of Webern’s Langsamer Satz. 14 & 16 May, Wigmore Hall.