‘It was in the G major string quintet … that the Takács players again hit special heights, achieving near-miracles of
balance and interplay and with Geraldine Walther and guest Lawrence Power delivering a masterclass of contrasting but
complementary viola playing’ (The Guardian)
The Takács Quartet have been recently described as ‘one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles’. Here they
collaborate with Britain’s greatest living viola player, Lawrence Power, who with his long association with The Nash
Ensemble among others has also proved himself a remarkable chamber musician.
Brahms’s String Quintets (Opp 88 and 111) both represent landmarks of the Romantic chamber music repertoire, and
demonstrate the composer’s utter mastery of the genre.