Further Reading: Takács Quartet
David listens to the Takács Quartet's stirring account of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2, joined by Marc-André Hamelin for his Piano Quintet.
For their fifth and sixth albums on Hyperion, the award-winning quartet tackle Haydn’s Opp. 71 and 74, recorded at Wyastone Estate Concert Hall in Monmouth, South Wales last November and showcasing their rich, rounded sounded and clarity of texture to great effect.