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Early Music Quartet: Telemann

Mon 15 August @ 13:00 - 14:00


In 1737 Georg Phillip Telemann left Hamburg to visit Paris, where he remained for eight months. On receiving a publishing privilege in 1738, he presented his Nouveaux quatuors en six suites à une flûte traversière, un violon, une basse de viole, ou violoncelle, et basse continue. These quartets were immediately recognised as outstanding chamber music; there were 294 orders on the subscription list, many from France and the rest from throughout Europe. The Nouveaux quatuors pay homage to both French elegance and Italian brilliance; Telemann was writing for performance by the finest musicians in Paris. Musical dialogue is a feature of the quartets, eloquently displaying the colour, virtuosity, and individual character of each instrument.

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Melba Hall, Parkville
Gate 12, Royal Parade
Parkville, Vic 3010 Australia
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