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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.

1708-12 (27-31)

Trio Sonata in Eb major

1712-20 (34-39)

Concerto in A major

Suite in D minor

1716 (35)

Die Kleine Kammermusik

Six Suites for violin, querflute and piano

1718 (37)

Six Trios for two violins and cello, with bass continuo

1723 (42)

Hamburger Ebb und Fluht, overture in C major

1725 (44)

Pimpinone, opera

1728 (47)

Der getreuer Musikmeister, cantata

1759 (78)

St Mark Passion

Telemann also composed forty operas; six hundred overtures; over forty liturgical passions; several oratorios; innumerable cantatas and psalms.

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