Il Giardino Armonico performs Paris Quartets No. 12

Telemann – Quatuor Parisien No. 12 (Chaconne) – Il Giardino Armonico

Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden) performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s Paris quartets (Quatuor Parisien) No. 12 (Chaconne). Enjoy!

The Paris quartets (Quatuor Parisien) is a collective designation for two sets of chamber-music compositions, each consisting of six works for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello), and continuo, by Georg Philipp Telemann, first published in 1730 and 1737, respectively. Telemann called his two collections Quadri and Nouveaux Quatuors. The collective designation “Paris quartets” was only first bestowed upon them in the second half of the twentieth century by the editors of the Telemann Musikalische Werke, because of their association with Telemann’s celebrity visit to Paris in 1737–38 (Zohn 2008, 600n37). They bear the numbers 43:D1, 43:D3, 43:e1, 43:e4, 43:G1, 43:G4, 43:g1, 43:A1, 43:A3, 43:a2, 43:h1, 43:h2 in the TWV (catalog of Telemann’s works).