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 Tracks

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No 10 TWV 40:23 (transposed for cello)
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Fantasia No 10 TWV 40:23 (transposed for cello)

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Georg Philipp Telemann
Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9
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Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9
Georg Philipp Telemann
Morning (The Times of Day)
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Morning (The Times of Day)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto TWV 51:D2 in D major for transverse flute, strings and bass continuo
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Concerto TWV 51:D2 in D major for transverse flute, strings and bass continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata for viola da gamba & basso continuo in A minor
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Sonata for viola da gamba & basso continuo in A minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in E flat, TWV 54:Es 1 (4th mvt)
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Concerto in E flat, TWV 54:Es 1 (4th mvt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trumpet Concerto in D major
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Trumpet Concerto in D major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet in D minor, TWV.43:d2
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Quartet in D minor, TWV.43:d2

Quartet in D minor, TWV.43:d2

Ensemble
Ensemble of the Eighteenth Century
Conductor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in A minor, TWV:55:a2 (Overture)
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Overture (Suite) in A minor, TWV:55:a2 (Overture)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in G minor for oboe & basso continuo, TWV.41:g4
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Overture (Suite) in G minor for oboe & basso continuo, TWV.41:g4
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in G major, TWV.55:G2, 'La Bizarre'
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Suite in G major, TWV.55:G2, 'La Bizarre'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture & Rossignol (Overture (Suite) In G Major Twv.55:G2 "La Bizarre")
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Overture & Rossignol (Overture (Suite) In G Major  Twv.55:G2 "La Bizarre")
Georg Philipp Telemann
Recorder Sonata in D minor
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Recorder Sonata in D minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in D major, TWV 55 D18 (Ouverture)
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Overture in D major, TWV 55 D18 (Ouverture)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 2 recorders in A minor, TWV 52:a2
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Concerto for 2 recorders in A minor, TWV 52:a2
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in E minor for recorder, transverse flute, strings and continuo
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Concerto in E minor for recorder, transverse flute, strings and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in D major 'Darmstadt'
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Overture (Suite) in D major 'Darmstadt'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in A minor for Recorder, Viola da Gamba, Strings and Continuo
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Concerto in A minor for Recorder, Viola da Gamba, Strings and Continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No 10 TWV 40:23 (transposed for cello)
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Fantasia No 10 TWV 40:23 (transposed for cello)
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
Sonata a 4 in A minor, TWV 43:a5
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Sonata a 4 in A minor, TWV 43:a5
Georg Philipp Telemann
"Giovedi" TWV42:Es2 - from "Pyrmonter Kurwoche"
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"Giovedi" TWV42:Es2 - from "Pyrmonter Kurwoche"
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in A minor for recorder, viola da gamba & orchestra - movements 1-3
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Concerto in A minor for recorder, viola da gamba & orchestra - movements 1-3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No 4 (Essercizii Musici)
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Trio No 4 (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major (Ouverture)
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Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major (Ouverture)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in E flat major for 2 trumpets
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Concerto in E flat major for 2 trumpets
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
Lad o Herre (cantata)
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Lad o Herre (cantata)

Lad o Herre (cantata)

Performer
Bolette Roed
Frederik From
Hager Hanana
Joanna Boslak-Górniok
Singer
Maria Sanner
Georg Philipp Telemann
Pyrmonter Kurwoche No.5 (TWV42:e4)
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Pyrmonter Kurwoche No.5 (TWV42:e4)
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 di camera, TWV 43: g3
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Concerto di camera, TWV 43: g3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia in D minor (TWV.33 No.2)
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Fantasia in D minor (TWV.33 No.2)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No.8 from Essercizii Musici
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Trio No.8 from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No 7 (Essercizii Musici)
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Trio No 7 (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite (TWV.55:D18) in D maj, Fanfare
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Suite (TWV.55:D18) in D maj, Fanfare
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Violin and Traverso in E Minor, TWV 52:e3
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Concerto for Violin and Traverso in E Minor, TWV 52:e3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite for harpsichord solo in C major - from Essercizii Musici
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Suite for harpsichord solo in C major - from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D major for 3 Trumpets TWV54:D3
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Concerto in D major for 3 Trumpets TWV54:D3
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 for 2 Flutes and Calchedon in B Minor, TWV 53:h1
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Concerto for 2 Flutes and Calchedon in B Minor, TWV 53:h1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for two Violins in C Major: Allegro
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Concerto for two Violins in C Major: Allegro
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 TWV.55:G2 'La Bizarre'
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Suite in G major TWV.55:G2 'La Bizarre'
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
Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major
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Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra (TWV 52:D2) in D major

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

Performer
Jozef Illéš
Jan Budzak
Ensemble
Chamber Association of Slovakian Radio
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quadro in G minor
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Quadro in G minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quartet in G minor, TWV 43:g4
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Quartet in G minor, TWV 43:g4
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in D Major, TWV.54:D3
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Concerto in D Major, TWV.54:D3
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