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
Sonata for recorder & basso continuo in D minor
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Sonata for recorder & basso continuo in D minor

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Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Violin and Traverso in E Minor, TWV 52:e3: I. Allegro
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Concerto for Violin and Traverso in E Minor, TWV 52:e3: I. Allegro
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
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
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
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No.8 from Essercizii Musici
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Trio No.8 from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in E flat major, 'La Lyra', TWV.55:Es3
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Suite in E flat major, 'La Lyra', TWV.55:Es3
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 burlesque in B flat major TWV.55:B8 for strings and continuo
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Overture burlesque in B flat major TWV.55:B8 for strings and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Paris Quartet No 1 in G major, TWV 43:G1
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Paris Quartet No 1 in G major, TWV 43:G1
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 for violia and orchestra in G major, TWV 51:G9
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Concerto for violia and orchestra in G major, TWV 51:G9
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
Fantasia per il Flauto senza Basso No. 8, TWV 40:9
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Fantasia per il Flauto senza Basso No. 8, TWV 40:9
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio No 4 from Essercizii Musici
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Trio No 4 from Essercizii Musici
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Suite) in C Major, TWV.55:C3 (extracts)
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Overture (Suite) in C Major, TWV.55:C3 (extracts)
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
Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth, TWV 55:C3
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Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth, TWV 55:C3
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia for solo viola da gamba No.1 in C minor
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Fantasia for solo viola da gamba No.1 in C minor
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata in G minor TWV42:g9:Largo; Allegro
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Trio Sonata in G minor TWV42:g9:Largo; Allegro
Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture in F major, TWV 55:F3 (Fanfare)
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Overture in F major, TWV 55:F3 (Fanfare)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia for viola da gamba in E Major (1st mvt)
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Fantasia for viola da gamba in E Major (1st mvt)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto Polonais TWV 43:G4
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Concerto Polonais TWV 43:G4
Georg Philipp Telemann
'Grillen-Symphony'
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'Grillen-Symphony'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Quadro for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B flat major
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Quadro for 2 violins, viola & continuo in B flat major
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
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 in G major, 'Burlesque de Quixotte'
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Overture in G major, 'Burlesque de Quixotte'
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in C, TWV 51:C1
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Concerto in C, TWV 51:C1
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 3 oboes in B flat major
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Concerto for 3 oboes in B flat major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trio Sonata in E flat (Essercizii Musici)
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Trio Sonata in E flat (Essercizii Musici)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata No. 3 in F minor for treble recorder and continuo
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Sonata No. 3 in F minor for treble recorder and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in G major for viola, strings and continuo TWV 51:G9
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Concerto in G major for viola, strings and continuo TWV 51:G9
Georg Philipp Telemann
Alles redet jetzt und singet
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Alles redet jetzt und singet
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 3 Violins, TWV 53:F1
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Concerto for 3 Violins, TWV 53:F1

Concerto for 3 Violins, TWV 53:F1

Orchestra
Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra
Conductor
Jaroslaw Thiel
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