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 Tracks

Albums

WL 50-36 Georg Philipp Telemann - Trio Sonato, Op. 5, No. 6 / Sonata Polonoise (No. 2)  / Trio Sonata In E Major / Trio Sonata In C Major album art G. F. Händel*, G. Ph. Telemann*, J. S. Bach*, Gustav Swoboda, Walter Schneiderhan, Senta Benesch, Franz Holletschek G. F. Händel*, G. Ph. Telemann*, J. S. Bach*, Gustav Swoboda, Walter Schneiderhan, Senta Benesch, Franz Holletschek - Trio Sonato, Op. 5, No. 6 / Sonata Polonoise (No. 2) / Trio Sonata In E Major / Trio Sonata In C Major(LP, Album) Westminster WL 50-36 US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 8522 Georg Philipp Telemann - Mozart: Serenata Notturna In D Major, K.239 / Telemann: Suite For Flute & Strings In A Minor album art Mozart*, Telemann* ; The Zimbler String Sinfonietta*, James Pappoutsakis Mozart*, Telemann* ; The Zimbler String Sinfonietta*, James Pappoutsakis - Mozart: Serenata Notturna In D Major, K.239 / Telemann: Suite For Flute & Strings In A Minor(LP, Album) Decca DL 8522 US 1951 Sell This Version
Mozart*, Telemann*, Harold Gomberg, Claude Jean Chiasson Mozart*, Telemann*, Harold Gomberg, Claude Jean Chiasson - Oboe Quartet In F Major, K. 370 · Sonata In C Minor · Partita No. 5 In E Minor Decca US 1952 Sell This Version
G-17 Georg Philipp Telemann - Violin Concerto In F — Suite For Violin, Oboe, Trumpet And Strings In D album art Georg Philipp Telemann - Louis Kaufman, Sam Zilverberg, Fred Hausdoerfer*, Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra, Denis Stevens Georg Philipp Telemann - Louis Kaufman, Sam Zilverberg, Fred Hausdoerfer*, Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra, Denis Stevens - Violin Concerto In F — Suite For Violin, Oboe, Trumpet And Strings In D(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Tra) Concert Hall G-17 US 1953 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - 12 Fantasias For Harpsichord album art Telemann*, Helma Elsner Telemann*, Helma Elsner - 12 Fantasias For Harpsichord (Album) VOX (6) USA & Canada 1954 Sell This Version
13020 AP Georg Philipp Telemann - 11. Forschungsbereich  Die deutsche Vorklassik  album art Georg Philipp Telemann 11. Forschungsbereich Die deutsche Vorklassik (LP) Deutsche Grammophon 13020 AP Germany 1954 Sell This Version
MC 2008, MC-2008 Georg Philipp Telemann - 4 First Recordings: Sonatas For 2 Violins & Piano album art Telemann*, Handel* / Honegger*, Milhaud*, Gerald* & Wilfred Beal, Harriet Wingreen Telemann*, Handel* / Honegger*, Milhaud*, Gerald* & Wilfred Beal, Harriet Wingreen - 4 First Recordings: Sonatas For 2 Violins & Piano(LP, Mono) Monitor Records (2), Monitor Records (2) MC 2008, MC-2008 US 1957 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - I Solisti Di Zagreb Play Telemann album art I Solisti Di Zagreb* Play Telemann* I Solisti Di Zagreb* Play Telemann* - I Solisti Di Zagreb Play Telemann Vanguard US 1958 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - 2 Konzerte Für Trumpete - 2 Quartette album art Georg Philipp Telemann 2 Konzerte Für Trumpete - 2 Quartette Archiv Produktion Germany 1958 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - Händel: Wassermusik - Telemann: Tafelmusik Suite Nr. 3 album art Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann - Reinhold Barchet, Susanne Lautenbacher, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Orlando Zucca Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann - Reinhold Barchet, Susanne Lautenbacher, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, Orlando Zucca - Händel: Wassermusik - Telemann: Tafelmusik Suite Nr. 3 Panthéon Germany 1958 Sell This Version
13 051 AP Georg Philipp Telemann - Konzert G-Dur Für Viola, Streicher Und Continuo / Ouverture Quixotte album art 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
Georg Philipp Telemann - 4 Konzerte album art Georg Philipp Telemann 4 Konzerte (Album) Archiv Produktion Germany 1959 Sell This Version
195 006 SAP, SAP 195 006 Georg Philipp Telemann - XI. Forschungsbereich "Die Deutsche Vorklassik", Serie A: Georg Philipp Telemann album art Georg Philipp Telemann, Kammermusikkreis Emil Seiler Georg Philipp Telemann, Kammermusikkreis Emil Seiler - XI. Forschungsbereich "Die Deutsche Vorklassik", Serie A: Georg Philipp Telemann(10") Archiv Produktion, Archiv Produktion 195 006 SAP, SAP 195 006 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
FS 3890 Georg Philipp Telemann - Singing, Playing And Thorough Bass Exercises album art Ernst Wolff, Georg Philipp Telemann Ernst Wolff, Georg Philipp Telemann - Singing, Playing And Thorough Bass Exercises(LP, Album, Mono) Folkways Records FS 3890 US 1959 Sell This Version
DL 590 Georg Philipp Telemann - 3 Concerti album art Telemann* - The Telemann Society*, R. Schulze* Telemann* - The Telemann Society*, R. Schulze* - 3 Concerti(LP, Album) VOX (6) DL 590 US 1960 Sell This Version
ND 747 Georg Philipp Telemann - Christ Lag In Todes Banden / Ich Weiß, Daß Mein Erlöser Lebt album art Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Philipp Telemann - Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Chor & -Orchester Johann Sebastian Bach / Georg Philipp Telemann - Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Chor & -Orchester - Christ Lag In Todes Banden / Ich Weiß, Daß Mein Erlöser Lebt(LP) Decca ND 747 Germany 1960 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - Hamburg - Die Frühe Deutsche Oper Am Gänsemarkt album art Georg Philipp Telemann, Reinhard Keiser, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Mattheson Georg Philipp Telemann, Reinhard Keiser, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Mattheson - Hamburg - Die Frühe Deutsche Oper Am Gänsemarkt (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1961 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - Flauto Dolce album art Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Pez* Telemann*, Schickhardt*, Pez* - Flauto Dolce (Album) Bärenreiter-Musicaphon Germany 1961 Sell This Version
Georg Philipp Telemann - The Baroque Trumpet album art 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 - Suite In A Monor For Recorder, Strings And Continuo album art 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 - Die Tageszeiten album art 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
CL2111 Georg Philipp Telemann - Telemann: The Faithful Musicmaster Virtuoso Music For Recorder, Oboe, And Harpsichord album art Georg Philipp Telemann Telemann: The Faithful Musicmaster Virtuoso Music For Recorder, Oboe, And Harpsichord(LP, Album) Amphion CL2111 US 1962 Sell This Version
8 20 237 Georg Philipp Telemann - Telemann - Händel - Bach album art Telemann*, Händel*, Bach* Telemann*, Händel*, Bach* - Telemann - Händel - Bach(LP, Mono) ETERNA 8 20 237 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1962 Sell This Version
ARC 3109 Georg Philipp Telemann - The German Pre-Classics album art 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