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 (24 March [O.S. 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 that 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 him.

Telemann 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. As part of his duties, he wrote a considerable amount of music for educating organists under his direction. This includes 48 chorale preludes and 20 small fugues (modal fugues) to accompany his chorale harmonizations for 500 hymns. His music incorporates French, Italian, and German national styles, and he was at times even influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies, and his music stands as an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles. The Telemann Museum in Hamburg is dedicated to him.

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Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings
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Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings

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Georg Philipp Telemann
Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D8
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Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D8
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for flute and recorder in E minor
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Concerto for flute and recorder in E minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in C, TWV 52:C1
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Concerto in C, TWV 52:C1

Concerto in C, TWV 52:C1

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Zug Chamber Soloists
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D minor, TWV 52:d1
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Concerto in D minor, TWV 52:d1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in G, TWV 53:G1
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Concerto in G, TWV 53:G1

Concerto in G, TWV 53:G1

Ensemble
Zug Chamber Soloists
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in C Wassermusik - Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth TWV 55:C3
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Overture in C Wassermusik - Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth TWV 55:C3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quadro in G minor
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Quadro in G minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:e2
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Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:e2
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata Polonaise in A minor for violin, viola and continuo TWV 42
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Sonata Polonaise in A minor for violin, viola and continuo TWV 42
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D major TWV.51:D7
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Concerto in D major TWV.51:D7
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia in D minor, TWV 40:36
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Fantasia in D minor, TWV 40:36
Georg Philipp Telemann
Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth, TWV.55:C3 (excerpt)
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Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth, TWV.55:C3 (excerpt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata in A minor TWV42:a1
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Trio Sonata in A minor TWV42:a1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Oboe d'amore Concerto in E minor, TWV.51:e2
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Oboe d'amore Concerto in E minor, TWV.51:e2
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No 7 (Essercizii Musici)
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Trio No 7 (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Cello, TWV 53:A2
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Concerto for Flute, Violin and Cello, TWV 53:A2

Concerto for Flute, Violin and Cello, TWV 53:A2

Orchestra
Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra
Conductor
Jaroslaw Thiel
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata for transverse flute & basso continuo in G major
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Sonata for transverse flute & basso continuo in G major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet in G major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43 G6
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Quartet in G major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43 G6
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in B flat major for 3 oboes, 3 violins and basso continuo
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Concerto in B flat major for 3 oboes, 3 violins and basso continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in F Major for Two Chalumeaux, Violin & Continuo (3rd mvt Grave)
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Sonata in F Major for Two Chalumeaux, Violin & Continuo (3rd mvt Grave)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 2 chalumeaux and strings in D minor (c.1728)
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Concerto for 2 chalumeaux and strings in D minor (c.1728)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in F major, TWV55:F16: 4. La Tempete
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Overture in F major, TWV55:F16: 4. La Tempete
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D major for flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo
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Concerto in D major for flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in D major (Tafelmusik)
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Overture in D major (Tafelmusik)
Georg Philipp Telemann
AC Wk 52 Mon EMN Telemann Trio Sonata in A minor, TWV 42:a4
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AC Wk 52 Mon EMN Telemann Trio Sonata in A minor, TWV 42:a4
Georg Philipp Telemann
Violin Sonata in A major (Essercizii Musici)
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Violin Sonata in A major (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D major TWV.54:D3
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Concerto in D major TWV.54:D3
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 for 2 horns and orchestra in D major (TWV 52:D2)
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Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra in D major (TWV 52:D2)

Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra in D major (TWV 52:D2)

Performer
Jozef Illéš
Jan Budzak
Ensemble
Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio
Georg Philipp Telemann
Donnerode, TWV 6:3, Pt. 1: I. Wie ist dein Name so gross
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Donnerode, TWV 6:3, Pt. 1: I. Wie ist dein Name so gross
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto-Suite in F major, TWV.54:F1 (1st mvt)
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Concerto-Suite in F major, TWV.54:F1 (1st mvt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasy no 4 in B flat major for flute solo (TWV.40:2-13) [Hamburg, 1732-3]
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Fantasy no 4 in B flat major for flute solo (TWV.40:2-13) [Hamburg, 1732-3]
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in G minor 'La Musette', TWV.55:g1
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Suite in G minor 'La Musette', TWV.55:g1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Heilig, heilig ist Gott, TWV 2:6, Machet die Tore weit
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Heilig, heilig ist Gott, TWV 2:6, Machet die Tore weit
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
Fantasia No. 3 in B minor
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Fantasia No. 3 in B minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No 4 (Essercizii Musici)
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Trio No 4 (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in D major, TWV 55 D19 (1st mvt)
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Overture in D major, TWV 55 D19 (1st mvt)
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
Concerto Polonais TWV 43:G4
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Concerto Polonais TWV 43:G4
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite Burlesque de Quixotte
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Suite Burlesque de Quixotte
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia in E major (1st mvt)
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Fantasia in E major (1st mvt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Divertimento in A major, TWV 50 22 (1st mvt)
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Divertimento in A major, TWV 50 22 (1st mvt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Psalm 6: Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht (Es mussen alle meine Feinde)
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Psalm 6: Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht (Es mussen alle meine Feinde)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D Major, TWV.54:D3
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Concerto in D Major, TWV.54:D3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins, continuo, TWV44:43
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Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins, continuo, TWV44:43
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio no 1 for recorder, oboe & basso continuo - from Essercizii Musici
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Trio no 1 for recorder, oboe & basso continuo - from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Conclusion in E minor for 2 flutes, strings and continuo TWV 50:e5 [Tafelmusik - 1st production]
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Conclusion in E minor for 2 flutes, strings and continuo TWV 50:e5 [Tafelmusik - 1st production]
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