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Donald Macleod on some of the many collections Telemann published and marketed himself, including chamber music for nearly every instrument that existed at the time of writing.

With his astute business sense, Telemann no doubt had an eye to the financial advantages of publishing his own music, but he also had a genuine desire to make sheet music more readily available to anyone who could afford to buy it. Donald Macleod looks at some of the many collections Telemann published and marketed himself, including a range of chamber music for virtually every instrument in existence at the time, a collection of small-scale sacred cantatas for use in the home and the most popular of all his passion oratorios.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Carillon for two chalumeaux

    Performer: Otto Steinkopf, Frithjof Fest (chalumeaux)

    • Archiv 447 722-2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Sonata for viola da gamba

    Performer: Josef Ulsamer (bass viola da gamba)

    • Archiv 447 722-2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Lauter Wonne, lauter Freude (from Harmonischer Gottesdienst)

    Performer: Mona Julsrud (soprano), Bergen Barokk

    • Toccata Classics TOCC 0037.
    • 1 to 3.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trio in Eb major (from Part 1 of Tafelmusik)

    Performer: Antiqua Köln

    • Archiv 427 619-2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Brockes Passion (extract)

    Performer: Birgitte Christensen (soprano), Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo soprano), Donát Havár (tenor), Daniel Behle (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone), RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs (Director)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC 902013.14.

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