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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (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 the 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 Telemann.

Telemann was 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. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. He remained at the forefront of all new musical tendencies and his music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

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Tessa Lark

Georg Philipp Telemann, Franz Schubert, Tessa Lark, Fritz Kreisler, Maurice Ravel
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Er heißet Wunderbar!

Er heißet Wunderbar!

Barokkanerne

Johann Friedrich Fasch, Christoph Graupner, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach
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Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin, TWV 40:14-25

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin, TWV 40:14-25

Kinga Augustyn

Georg Philipp Telemann
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The Chameleon by G.F. Telemann

The Chameleon by G.F. Telemann

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Georg Philipp Telemann
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