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Donald Macleod uncovers Telemann's business acumen, including a negotiation which secured him a hefty salary increase. Plus how Telemann cashed in from the wealth of nobles.

It looks like the worst decision of his life - turning down the job of Leipzig kantor which then cemented JS Bach's immortality. But was it actually a masterstroke?

Donald Macleod uncovers Telemann's business acumen, beginning with that shrewd job negotiation which saw the composer leverage a hefty salary increase from his employers in Hamburg. We also explore Telemann's entrepreneurial activities as he cashes in from the wealth of the local nobility and filing expenses claims which would make any accountant proud.

Overture (Jubeloratorium für die Hamburger Admiralität' TWV 23:1)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Sonata in D for viola da gamba (Der Getreue Music-Meister), TWV 40:1
Rainer Zippering, viola da gamba

Brockes Passion (conclusion)
Birgitte Christensen, soprano
Lydia Teuscher, soprano
Donat Havar, tenor
RIAS Chamber Choir
Berlin Academy of Ancient Music
Rene Jacobs, director

Suite in E minor, TWV 43:e1 (Paris Quartet No.5)
Florilegium.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture - Hamburger admiralitatsmusik Twv.24:1

    Ensemble: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI: HMG 508396.97.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Der getreue music master - sonata in D

    Performer: Rainer Zipperling.
    • TELEMAN, Georg Philipp: Sonata da chiesa.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 11.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Brockes passion (conclusion)

    Singer: Birgitte Christensen. Singer: Lydia Teuscher. Singer: Marie‐Claude Chappuis. Singer: Donat Havar. Singer: Daniel Behle. Singer: Johannes Weisser. Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir. Ensemble: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-902013.14.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 25.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quadro (Paris Quartet) No. 2 In D Major

    Ensemble: Florilegium Ensemble.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS : CCS-13598.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
    • 11.

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