Georg Philipp Telemann
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1681-03-14
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Georg Philipp Telemann

Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major..., 1. Ouverture
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major..., 1. Ouverture
Georg Philipp Telemann
Excerpt from Tafelmusik II (1733)
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Excerpt from Tafelmusik II (1733)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No.6 from Essercizii Musici
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Trio No.6 from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in F minor for recorder, violin and continuo TWV.42:f2
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Sonata in F minor for recorder, violin and continuo TWV.42:f2
Georg Philipp Telemann
Lad o Herre, Ordets Sæd riigelig til os uddeeles - cantata
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Lad o Herre, Ordets Sæd riigelig til os uddeeles - cantata
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in A major for violin and continuo TWV.41:A4 [Tafelmusik, 2e production]
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Sonata in A major for violin and continuo TWV.41:A4 [Tafelmusik, 2e production]
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
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
IV. Presto (Concerto for recorder, transverse flute & strings in E minor)
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IV. Presto (Concerto for recorder, transverse flute & strings in E minor)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Septet for 3 oboes, 3 violins and continuo (TWV.44:43) in B flat major
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Septet for 3 oboes, 3 violins and continuo (TWV.44:43) in B flat major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto Polonois in B flat major, TWV.43:B3:1
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Concerto Polonois in B flat major, TWV.43:B3:1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:a2) in A minor [rec, str & bc], Overture
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:a2) in A minor [rec, str & bc], Overture
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata for recorder and continuo (TWV.41:C2) in C major
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Sonata for recorder and continuo (TWV.41:C2) in C major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonate de Concert for trumpet in C and organ
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Sonate de Concert for trumpet in C and organ
Georg Philipp Telemann
Ino - cantata for soprano and orchestra
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Ino - cantata for soprano and orchestra
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in B flat major TWV.55:B5 (Volker-Ouverture)
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Overture (Suite) in B flat major TWV.55:B5 (Volker-Ouverture)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No.4 from Essercizii Musici
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Trio No.4 from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 3 oboes and orchestra in B flat major
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Concerto for 3 oboes and orchestra in B flat major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite for strings and continuo (TWV.55:Es3) in E flat major 'La Lyra'
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Suite for strings and continuo (TWV.55:Es3) in E flat major 'La Lyra'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No.2 from Essercizii Musici, for Viola da gamba, Harpsichord obligato & bc
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Trio No.2 from Essercizii Musici, for Viola da gamba, Harpsichord obligato & bc
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in G major 'des Nations anciens et modernes'
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Suite in G major 'des Nations anciens et modernes'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia for solo violin in B minor, TWV 40:22
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Fantasia for solo violin in B minor, TWV 40:22
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for violin in C major [Overture from 'Der geduldige Sokrates']
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Concerto for violin in C major [Overture from 'Der geduldige Sokrates']
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite for strings and continuo (TWV.55:G2) in G major 'La Bizarre'
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Suite for strings and continuo (TWV.55:G2) in G major 'La Bizarre'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in D major TWV.55:D18 [for 2 tpts, timp, str and bc]: Ouverture
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Overture (Suite) in D major TWV.55:D18 [for 2 tpts, timp, str and bc]: Ouverture
Georg Philipp Telemann
Die Relinge - Concerto for violin in A Major (TWV 51:A2); 1st Movement
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Die Relinge - Concerto for violin in A Major (TWV 51:A2); 1st Movement
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, viola da gamba in A minor, 4th mvt; Allegro
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Concerto for recorder, viola da gamba in A minor, 4th mvt; Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for oboe d'amore, strings and continuo (TWV.51:e2) in E minor
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Concerto for oboe d'amore, strings and continuo (TWV.51:e2) in E minor
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
Ouverture in C Minor for 2 oboes, taile and continuo
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Ouverture in C Minor for 2 oboes, taile and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in D major 'Darmstadt' (TWV.55:d15)
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Overture (Suite) in D major 'Darmstadt' (TWV.55:d15)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Paris Quartet No 6 in B minor
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Paris Quartet No 6 in B minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Grillensymphonie - Symphonie capricieuse in G
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Grillensymphonie - Symphonie capricieuse in G
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:C3) in C major "Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth", Overture
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:C3) in C major "Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth", Overture
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in F major from 'Der Getreue Music-Meister'
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Sonata in F major from 'Der Getreue Music-Meister'
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Georg Philipp Telemann Biography

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 and wrote many amazing songs that all classical fans love (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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