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

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13020 AP Georg Philipp Telemann 11. Forschungsbereich Die deutsche Vorklassik (LP) Deutsche Grammophon 13020 AP Germany 1954 Sell This Version
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 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
PL 10.650 Handel*, Telemann*, Reinhold Barchet, Susanne Lautenbacher, Southwest German Chamber Orchestra*, Orlando Zucca Handel*, Telemann*, Reinhold Barchet, Susanne Lautenbacher, Southwest German Chamber Orchestra*, Orlando Zucca - Handel: Water Music - Telemann: Tafelmusik Third Suite(LP) Vox (6) PL 10.650 US 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
BM 30 L 1510 Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Pez* Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Pez* - Flauto Dolce(LP, Album) Bärenreiter-Musicaphon BM 30 L 1510 Germany 1961 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
Telemann*, Helma Elsner Telemann*, Helma Elsner - 12 Fantasias For Harpsichord (Album) Dover Publications USA & Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Telemann* / Purcell* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* - Mainzer Kammerorchester, Günter Kehr Telemann* / Purcell* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* - Mainzer Kammerorchester, Günter Kehr - The Baroque Trumpet Vox Productions France 1962 Sell This Version
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 Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann, Solistenvereinigung Berlin*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch Georg Philipp Telemann, Solistenvereinigung Berlin*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch - Die Tageszeiten Deutsche Grammophon 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
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 France 1963 Sell This Version
G.P. Telemann* : Ars Rediviva Ensemble, Prague* G.P. Telemann* : Ars Rediviva Ensemble, Prague* - Chamber Music Supraphon Czechoslovakia 1963 Sell This Version
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 (Album) Ace Of Clubs, Decca UK 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
8 20 264 Telemann*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch Telemann*, Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch - Georg Philipp Telemann(LP, Mono) ETERNA 8 20 264 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1963 Sell This Version
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 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
Mozart*, Telemann*, Yehudi Menuhin, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Elaine Shaffer, Marilyn Costello Mozart*, Telemann*, Yehudi Menuhin, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Elaine Shaffer, Marilyn Costello - Flute & Harp Concerto / Suite For Flute & Strings (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1964 Sell This Version
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 USSR 1963 Sell This Version
Jean-Joseph Mouret / Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Friedrich Händel / Georg Philipp Telemann Jean-Joseph Mouret / Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Friedrich Händel / Georg Philipp Telemann - 4 Fanfares In D Major / Jubilate / Brandenburg Concerto / Concerto In Eb Major For 2 Horns (Album) Archiv Produktion Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version