Georg Philipp Telemann
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1681-03-14
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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann Biography (Wikipedia)

Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann.

Telemann was and still is one of the most prolific composers in history (at least in terms of surviving oeuvre) and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time—he was compared favorably both to his friend Johann Sebastian Bach, who made Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, and to George Frideric Handel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

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Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:G10) in G major "Burlesque de Quixotte"
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:G10) in G major "Burlesque de Quixotte"
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for recorder, flute, strings and continuo in E minor, TWV52:e1
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Concerto for recorder, flute, strings and continuo in E minor, TWV52:e1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major..., 8. Gigue [Presto]
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major..., 8. Gigue [Presto]
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in F minor TWV.41:f1 for bassoon and continuo
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Sonata in F minor TWV.41:f1 for bassoon and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for two oboes and bassoon in D minor, TWV53:D1
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Concerto for two oboes and bassoon in D minor, TWV53:D1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet no.9 in G major (Paris quartet)
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Quartet no.9 in G major (Paris quartet)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for recorder in A minor, 4th mvt., Allegro
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Concerto for recorder in A minor, 4th mvt., Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:C3) in C major "Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth"
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:C3) in C major "Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth"
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D (ii. Allegro)
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Concerto in D (ii. Allegro)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in G minor for recorder, violins and basso continuo
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Concerto in G minor for recorder, violins and basso continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata for oboe and continuo in B flat major (Essercizii Musici, 1739-40)
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Sonata for oboe and continuo in B flat major (Essercizii Musici, 1739-40)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D major for trumpets, oboes, timpani and strings, TWV 54:D3 (Vivace)
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Concerto in D major for trumpets, oboes, timpani and strings, TWV 54:D3 (Vivace)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Affetuoso & Wandelt in der Liebe, gleich wie Christus uns geliebt! (aria)
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Affetuoso & Wandelt in der Liebe, gleich wie Christus uns geliebt! (aria)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Aria from Overture in C minor
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Aria from Overture in C minor
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Calypso - Chorus
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Calypso - Chorus
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Overture (Suite) in G major TWV.55:G10 (Burlesque de Quixotte) [strings]
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Overture (Suite) in G major TWV.55:G10 (Burlesque de Quixotte) [strings]
Georg Philipp Telemann
Conclusion In E Minor
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Conclusion In E Minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet No. 6 In E Minor (Paris Quartet)
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Quartet No. 6 In E Minor (Paris Quartet)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture, Rondeau and Sarabande from Overture (Suite) in F major
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Overture, Rondeau and Sarabande from Overture (Suite) in F major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in E minor [2 fl, str & bc] [Tafelmusik...], 7. Gigue
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Overture (Suite) in E minor [2 fl, str & bc] [Tafelmusik...], 7. Gigue
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto In E Minor Twv.52:E4 For 2 Violins, Strings And Continuo
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Concerto In E Minor Twv.52:E4 For 2 Violins, Strings And Continuo
Playlists featuring Georg Philipp Telemann
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box

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