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Ever the Politician

Donald Macleod on the contrast in fortunes between Telemann's public and private lives. While he was successful working for his patrons, his wife scandalised the whole of Hamburg.

One prominent contemporary called him 'the operator'. Telemann was nothing short of brilliant when it came to negotiating the tricky path between the diverse expectations of his influential patrons. But, as Donald Macleod discovers, all was not quite as rosy in his personal life as the composer's wife scandalises the whole of Hamburg with her gambling debts and an affair with a prominent military man.

Les Cyclopes (Suite in E minor, TWV 55:e3)
Holland Baroque Society

O erhabnes Glück der Ehe (conclusion)
Das Kleine Konzert
Hermann Max, director

Concerto in A minor for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52:a1
Michael Schneider, recorder/director
Rainer Zipperling, viola da gamba
La Stagione Frankfurt

Ino (conclusion)
Barbara Schlick, soprano
Musica Antiqua Koln
Reinhard Goebel, director

Cantata - Schmucke dich
Gli Angeli Geneva
Stephan Macleod, director.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 23 Jun 2017 18:30

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) In E minor Twv.55:E3 Darmstadt

    Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS:CCS SA 28409.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    O erhabnes Glück der ehe (conclusion)

    Performer: Das Kleine Konzert. Director: Hermann Max.
    • CPO 777 808-2.
    • CPO.
    • 22.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto In A minor Twv.52:A1

    Performer: Michael Schneider. Performer: Rainer Zipperling. Ensemble: La Stagione Frankfurt.
    • CPO: 777 890-2.
    • 5.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Ino - conclusion

    Performer: Musica Antiqua Köln. Performer: Reinhard Goebel. Singer: Barbara Schlick.
    • ARCHIV : 429 772-2.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 15.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Schmucke Dich, O Liebe Seele - Cantata

    Conductor: Stephan MacLeod. Ensemble: Gli Angeli Genève.
    • SONY : 8869-7627402.
    • SONY.
    • 33.

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