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Music: Catacoustic Consort

By Anne Arenstein · January 29th, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
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 Matthias Maute has been dubbed “the wild man of the recorder,” but in this case, the recorder is not a digital device — it’s the flute’s predecessor in a variety of ranges. Maute teams up with the Catacoustic Consort for a performance of Baroque music spanning two centuries, accompanied by period instruments including the viola da gamba, lirone and theorbo.

Based in Montreal, Maute directs Ensemble Caprice, an early-music ensemble with an eclectic approach to its repertoire, which explains how that sweet, unamplified recorder qualifies for rock star status. According to one reviewer, “How Maute got through the frenzied cadenzas … without blisters on his fingers and tongue is beyond me.” $20. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. catacoustic.com.



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