Talich Quartet Residency
February 11 - 16, 2020

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The Talich Quartet will take to the stage and classroom in a week-long residency at Cal State Fullerton. Along with two performances, the Quartet will work with music students in rehearsals, individual lessons and sit side-by-side in performance on Sunday, February 16 with  Jan Talich, artistic director of the Talich Quartet, conducting. 




Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

WA Mozart:  String Quartet No. 3 in G Major,   KV. 156
Beethoven:  String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6

Schubert:  String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, Death and the Maiden
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3pm
Meng Concert Hall
Kimo Furumoto, director • Jan Talich, conducting

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for String Orchestra in G Major, Op. 51 - No. 4, RV. 151 Alla Rustica
Anton Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, op. 35a
Igor Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète

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The Talich Quartet has been evolving as part of a prestigious line of musicians for more then fifty years, representing Czech musical art throughout the world.

For several decades, the Talich Quartet has been recognized internationally as one of the world's finest string quartets, and as the embodiment of the great Czech musical tradition. The Quartet was founded in 1964 by Jan Talich Sr., during his studies at the Prague Conservatory, and named it in honour of his uncle Václav Talich, the renowned chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra between 1919 and 1939. During the 1990s, there was a gradual and complete change in personnel, rejuvenating the Quartet while continuing the tradition of its predecessors through involvement in a wide spectrum of musical engagements and recording activities. Jan Talich Jr., the current first violinist, is the son of the Quartet's

The Talich Quartet is regularly invited to prestigious chamber music festivals such as the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, Prague Spring Music Festival, Europalia Festival, Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Tibor Varga Festival of Music, and the International String Quartet Festival in Ottawa; 2015 first appearances included Malta Arts Festival and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland.

The Talich Quartet frequently visits such venues as New York's Carnegie Hall, le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, London's Wigmore Hall and Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The Talich's recordings of the complete string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn, released on the Calliope label between 2001 and 2004, have been widely praised. Other recordings include, Dvorak's "American" quartet and viola quintet (2003), Smetana's two string quartets (2003), and a live recording of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" and the Dvorák Quintet (2004). The Quartet's Janácek recording was honoured by Gramophone with a nomination for the best chamber recording of 2006—the only recording by a string quartet to be selected.

In May, 2015 the BBC Music Magazine gave the Talich Quartet 5 stars for their latest CD, Dvorak: String Quartets No. 10 &11 and in the 2014 December issue of Forbes, the Talich's recording of Janáček and Schulhoff String Quartets was listed as second best classical recording (reissues) of 2014. Recent recordings include works by Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek, Kalivoda, Fibich, Schulhoff, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and Shostakovich.



"The present incarnation of the Talich Quartet is of course well-seasoned to this [Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet No. 11] repertoire. Their playing is both considered and affectionate, but rises to remarkable heights in the performance of the C major Quartet; one of the best I have heard." — Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine

“With vibrant, warm engineering that matches the performances, the Talich Quartet is now my preferred choice for these [recordings of Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat major Op. 12; String Quartet in A major Op. 13] pieces.” — Dan Davis, Classical Today

Hear Talich Quartet

Click the button below to hear Talich Quartet perform the 4th movement of Dvorák's String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61