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Telemann’s Paris Quartets

Saturday, October 3, 7:30pm

Trinity Episcopal Church
326 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY  41011


Our Season Opener:  Masterpieces of the High Baroque     Telemann

Telemann’s Paris Quartets, composed in 1730

Georg Philipp Telemann had an international reputation in 1730, when he first began publishing a collection of music for friends of his in Paris. Later dubbed the “Paris Quartets,” the set was a blockbuster across Europe, and a revolution in instrumentation. JS Bach, fresh off the publication of his Brandenburg Concertos, was an original subscriber. Violin, flute, viola da gamba (or cello), and harpsichord – people couldn’t believe how great they sounded together.

Listen to some samples of this spectacular music:  e minor Quartet  and g minor Quartet

Enjoy a time travel experience:  a soundscape of Paris during Telemann’s time

More About Our Season!


You’ll Love Our Music

The Catacoustic Consort presents a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera. The finest in Cincinnati chamber music, featuring performances on period instruments and internationally acclaimed guest artists at every concert!

Instruments You’ve Never Seen

Early instruments used in performance include the bass, tenor, and treble viola da gamba, lirone, pardessus de viole, Renaissance cittern, bandora, Baroque flute, lute, theorbo, cornetto, Baroque harp, chamber organ, and harpsichord, among others.

We Teach & Give Back

Catacoustic offers early music workshops and classes, and sponsors an annual Early Music Scholarship used for instruments, training, or early music education.  Scholarship recipients have included performers on triple harp, viola da gamba, recorder, and natural horn.

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