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August 29, 2004 | Chris Pasles
The Takacs Quartet grabbed local audiences last season with a much-praised Beethoven cycle under the auspices of UCLA Live. But the last time all four members will play together locally will be Oct. 7, because violist Roger Tapping is going to leave the ensemble he joined 10 years ago to spend more time with his family now that his wife, Peabody Trio cellist Natasha Brofsky, has joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. The family plans to move to Boston from Boulder, Colo.
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August 29, 2004 | Chris Pasles
The Takacs Quartet grabbed local audiences last season with a much-praised Beethoven cycle under the auspices of UCLA Live. But the last time all four members will play together locally will be Oct. 7, because violist Roger Tapping is going to leave the ensemble he joined 10 years ago to spend more time with his family now that his wife, Peabody Trio cellist Natasha Brofsky, has joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. The family plans to move to Boston from Boulder, Colo.
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November 12, 1987 | DANA PARSONS, Times Staff Writer
Rogers Severson looked out from behind the podium Tuesday into the faces of some of Orange County's most influential and wealthy residents. "We've got enough people here to buy Orange County," he joked, as the 230 in attendance laughed while perhaps thinking, "I wonder if we could." The audience included politicians, developers, lawyers, heads of banks and corporations. Among them: Anthony Moiso, president of the Santa Margarita Co.
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November 12, 1987 | DANA PARSONS, Times Staff Writer
Rogers Severson looked out from behind the podium Tuesday into the faces of some of Orange County's most influential and wealthy residents. "We've got enough people here to buy Orange County," he joked, as the 230 in attendance laughed while perhaps thinking, "I wonder if we could." The audience included politicians, developers, lawyers, heads of banks and corporations. Among them: Anthony Moiso, president of the Santa Margarita Co.
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January 5, 2005
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February 7, 2002 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Takacs Quartet played a joyous, standard-setting program Tuesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Violinists Edwin Dusinberre and Karoly Schranz, violist Roger Tapping and cellist Andras Fejer brought extraordinary vitality and ensemble to Beethoven's Quartet in B flat ("La Malinconia") and Ravel's Quartet in F.
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July 14, 1998 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cooling green awnings made of parachute fabric kept the heat of the sun under control on a bright and clear Sunday morning, as the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre launched its new Brunch Classics series this week. And launched it auspiciously, with an appearance by the justifiably admired Takacs Quartet. No lightweight repertory for this serious, mature string ensemble--two of its original members (from 1975) still on board--and no lowering of standards for the outdoor setting.
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April 9, 1992 | HERBERT GLASS
The Bath International Ensemble, which appeared at Beckman Auditorium, was established, according to the program biography, "through the efforts of Bruno Schrecker at the request of the City of Bath, England . . . (it) brings together the Allegri Quartet and soloists with whom they have particularly enjoyed playing for worldwide performances."
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January 14, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Takacs Quartet is an ensemble that prefers to coax, charm and seduce you rather than grab you by the throat and shake you to attention. Subtle and undemonstrative, violinists Edwin Dusinberre and Karoly Schranz, violist Roger Tapping and cellist Andras Fejer tended to pull in listeners by bringing an uncanny calm to a three-part program Tuesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Or at least to its two standard repertory works--Haydn's Quartet in D, Opus 20, No.
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October 31, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
While driving to Aliso Viejo on Tuesday to hear the Juilliard String Quartet play Bach, Schubert and a young American composer, Jesse Jones, at the Soka Performing Arts Center, I listened to a little early Bob Dylan. It seemed right. But so might have Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, something from Stravinsky's Los Angeles years or Aaron Copland. Anything by Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk would have been equally suitable. All were artists on Columbia Records, and in the '40s, '50s and '60s, all were showing the extraordinary originality of North American music.
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March 28, 2004 | David Mermelstein, Special to The Times
If the question is, why play Beethoven's complete string quartets as a six-concert cycle, then because they're there hardly seems like the correct answer. Yet performing these 16 daunting works in a single series can be compared to climbing Mt. Everest. Like conducting Wagner's "Ring" cycle or playing all of Mozart's piano concertos, traversing Beethoven's string quartets is an endeavor to be remembered by.
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March 4, 2007 | Edward Dusinberre, Financial Times
Three years ago, when we last checked in with the members of the Takacs Quartet, they were preparing to conclude a survey of all the Beethoven string quartets at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. This month, they are scheduled to play two of those quartets, plus a Shostakovich, as part of the Coleman Concerts at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium -- but with a difference.
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