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Georg Philipp Telemann

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque music composer, born in Magdeburg. Self-taught in music, he studied languages and science at the University of Leipzig. He is credited as the most prolific composer of all time and was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach. Nowadays Bach is generally thought of as the greater composer, though Telemann was better recognized for his musical abilities during his lifetime. Telemann was so prolific that he was never able to count the number of his compositions. He traveled widely, absorbing various musical styles and incorporating them into his own compositions. Telemann is known for writing concertos for abnormal combinations of instruments, such as multiple violas or trumpets. He held a series of important musical positions, culminating in that of music director of the five largest churches in Hamburg, from 1720 until his death in 1767. He was succeeded by his godson Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

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Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann
Date of birth
March 14, 1681
Nationality
German
Albums
12
Tracks
712

12 albums

712 tracks

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