Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann

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Georg Philipp Telemann
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German Baroque Composer and multi-instrumentalist (14 March 1681, Magdeburg, Germany - 25 June 1767, Hamburg, Germany).

Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history 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 him the Godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and to Georg Friedrich Händel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles: French, Italian, and Polish. 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.

As a child he showed considerable musical talent, mastering the violin, flute, zither and keyboard by the age of ten and composing an opera (Sigismundus, on a text by Postel). His family did not approve of his involvement in music, and upon his mother's insistence, he entered the University of Leipzig to study law in 1701.

Within a year of his arrival in Leipzig he founded the student Collegium Musicum with which he gave public concerts (and which Bach was later to direct), wrote operatic works for the Leipzig Theater, and in 1703 became musical director of the Leipzig Opera and was appointed organist at the Neue Kirche in 1704. Needless to say, he dropped the study of law and pursued his career in music.

Telemann held important positions in Leipzig, Żary, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. Throughout his life he composed a year's worth of cantatas for regular church services and 78 services for special occasions totaling 1,043 cantatas, 40 operas, 600-700 orchestral suites, 44 passions, along with numerous concerti, sonatas and chamber music for various instrumental combinations.
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Georg Philipp Telemann Discography

Albums

BG-575 Georg Philipp Telemann Telemann I Solisti Di Zagreb* Georg Philipp Telemann Telemann I Solisti Di Zagreb* - I Solisti Di Zagreb Play Georg Philipp Telemann Vanguard BG-575 US 1958 Sell This Version
14114 APM Georg Philipp Telemann Konzert D-dur Für Trompete, Streicher Und Continuo · Konzert D-dur Für Trompete, 2 Oboen Und Continuo · Quartett G-dur Für Querflöte, Oboe, Violine Und Continuo · Quartett G-dur Für Blockflöte, Oboe, Violine Und Continuo(LP) Archiv Produktion 14114 APM Germany 1958 Sell This Version
13 051 AP Georg Philipp Telemann : Ulrich Koch with Festival Strings Lucerne lead by Rudolf Baumgartner Georg Philipp Telemann : Ulrich Koch with Festival Strings Lucerne lead by Rudolf Baumgartner - Konzert G-Dur Für Viola, Streicher Und Continuo / Ouverture Quixotte(10", Mono) Archiv Produktion 13 051 AP Germany 1958 Sell This Version
195 006 SAP Georg Philipp Telemann Konzert Für 3 Oboen, 3 Violinen Und Continuo B-Dur / Konzert Für Blockflöte, Querflöte, Streicher Und Continuo E-Moll(10") Archiv Produktion 195 006 SAP Germany 1959 Sell This Version
14109 APM Georg Philipp Telemann 4 Konzerte(LP, Album) Archiv Produktion 14109 APM Germany 1959 Sell This Version
2548 069 Telemann*, Adolf Scherbaum, Camerata Instrumentale Hamburg* Telemann*, Adolf Scherbaum, Camerata Instrumentale Hamburg* - Festliches Konzert(LP) Heliodor 2548 069 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
ARC 3198 14 698 apm Georg Philipp Telemann Georg Philipp Telemann Water-music "Hamburger Ebb Und Fluht" Suite No. 6 In D Minor Concerto No. 3 In A Major Trio Sonata In E Flat Major(LP, Album, Mono) Archive Production ARC 3198 14 698 apm Germany 1961 Sell This Version
BM 30 L 1510 Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Johann Christoph Pez Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Johann Christoph Pez - Flauto Dolce(LP, Album) Bärenreiter-Musicaphon BM 30 L 1510 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
HCR-210 Telemann*, Helma Elsner Telemann*, Helma Elsner - 12 Fantasias For Harpsichord (Album) Dover Publications HCR-210 USA & Canada 1962 Sell This Version
STDL 500.860 Telemann* / Purcell* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* - Mainzer Kammerorchester, Günter Kehr Telemann* / Purcell* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* - Mainzer Kammerorchester, Günter Kehr - The Baroque Trumpet Vox Productions STDL 500.860 France 1962 Sell This Version
LC 4010 Georg Philipp Telemann - Frans Brüggen, Friedrich Tilegant Conducting The Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Monika Scheck*, Jacoba Muckel Georg Philipp Telemann - Frans Brüggen, Friedrich Tilegant Conducting The Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Monika Scheck*, Jacoba Muckel - Suite In A Monor For Recorder, Strings And Continuo (Album) CNR LC 4010 Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
LPM 18 785 Georg Philipp Telemann, Solistenvereinigung Berlin*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch Georg Philipp Telemann, Solistenvereinigung Berlin*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch - Die Tageszeiten Deutsche Grammophon LPM 18 785 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
ARC 3109 Georg Philipp Telemann The German Pre-Classics(LP, Album, Amb) Archive Production ARC 3109 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
ARC 73234/35 Georg Philipp Telemann The German Pre-Classics (1700 - 1760)(LP, Album, Amb) Archive Production ARC 73234/35 US 1962 Sell This Version
LDE 3243 G.P. Telemann*, Orchestre de Chambre Pro Arte De Munich* , dir. Kurt Redel G.P. Telemann*, Orchestre de Chambre Pro Arte De Munich* , dir. Kurt Redel - 3 Concerti & Suite Concertante (Album) Erato LDE 3243 France 1963 Sell This Version
SUA ST 50500 G.P. Telemann* : Ars Rediviva Ensemble, Prague* G.P. Telemann* : Ars Rediviva Ensemble, Prague* - Chamber Music Supraphon SUA ST 50500 Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
PL 14.020 Telemann*, Melvin Berman, Kelsey Jones (2) Telemann*, Melvin Berman, Kelsey Jones (2) - 6 Oboe Partitas(LP, Album) VOX (6) PL 14.020 US 1963 Sell This Version
ACL-R 194 Vivaldi* / Telemann* - Bernard Krainis With The Krainis Baroque Ensemble Vivaldi* / Telemann* - Bernard Krainis With The Krainis Baroque Ensemble - Music For Recorder And Orchestra - Works By Telemann & Vivaldi(LP, Album) Ace Of Clubs, Decca ACL-R 194 UK 1963 Sell This Version
S-6113 Telemann*, The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Of Munich* , Conducted By Kurt Redel Telemann*, The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Of Munich* , Conducted By Kurt Redel - Four Concertos (Album) Musical Heritage Society S-6113 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
С 0719—720 Леонид Коган* И Елизавета Гилельс* - Г. Телеман* / Ж. Леклер* / Э. Изаи* Леонид Коган* И Елизавета Гилельс* - Г. Телеман* / Ж. Леклер* / Э. Изаи* - Sonatas For Two Violins (Album) Columbia С 0719—720 USSR 1963 Sell This Version
104 810 Jean-Joseph Mouret / Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Friedrich Händel / Georg Philipp Telemann Jean-Joseph Mouret / Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Friedrich Händel / Georg Philipp Telemann - Feestelijke Barokmuziek (Album) Archiv Produktion 104 810 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
198324 Georg Philipp Telemann Overture In D Major - Sonata A 4 In G Major - Concerto in C Minor for Oboe(LP, Album) Archive Production 198324 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
9502 077 Georg Philipp Telemann, Agnes Giebel, Ira Malaniuk, Theo Altmeyer, Heinz Rehfuss, Franz Reuter-Wolf, Kurt Redel, Orchestre Pro Arte De Munich Georg Philipp Telemann, Agnes Giebel, Ira Malaniuk, Theo Altmeyer, Heinz Rehfuss, Franz Reuter-Wolf, Kurt Redel, Orchestre Pro Arte De Munich - Magnifacat C-Dur / Magnificat G-Dur(LP) Philips 9502 077 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
198334/35 Georg Philipp Telemann Musique De Table(2xLP) Archiv Produktion 198334/35 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
MUS 19049 Georg Philipp Telemann, Karl Ristenpart, Chorale Philippe Caillard, Orchestre De Chambre De La Radiodiffusion Sarroise* Georg Philipp Telemann, Karl Ristenpart, Chorale Philippe Caillard, Orchestre De Chambre De La Radiodiffusion Sarroise* - Deux Motets - Wie ist dein Name so gross ! - Deus judicium tuum regi da !(LP) Erato MUS 19049 France 1964 Sell This Version