TELEMANN, Georg Philipp
b Magdeburg, 14 March 1681
d Hamburg, 25 June 1767, aged eighty-six
His father was a clergyman. He was largely self-taught in music, though he studied languages and science at the University of Leipzig. He composed operas for Leipzig theatres, became a church organist and later was Kapell-meister for various small courts. Eventually he returned to the church, and was musical director of five principal churches in Hamburg from 1721 until his death.
Trio Sonata in Eb major
Concerto in A major
Suite in D minor
Die Kleine Kammermusik
Six Suites for violin, querflute and piano
Six Trios for two violins and cello, with bass continuo
Hamburger Ebb und Fluht, overture in C major
Der getreuer Musikmeister, cantata
St Mark Passion
Telemann also composed forty operas; six hundred overtures; over forty liturgical passions; several oratorios; innumerable cantatas and psalms.