| Georg Telemann|| Composer|
| June 25, 1767, Hamburg, Germany|
Maria Catharina Textor (m. 1714–1736)
Viola Concerto in G major, Viola Concerto in G major, Pimpinone, Pimpinone, Ouverture-Suite - TWV 55:a2, Ouverture-Suite - TWV 55:a2, Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin, Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin, Der Schulmeister, Der Schulmeister, Concerto for Two Violas, Concerto for Two Violas, Laudate Jehovam - omnes gentes, Laudate Jehovam - omnes gentes, Cantata Cycle 1716-1717, Cantata Cycle 1716-1717, Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho, Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho, Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Der geduldige Socrates, Der geduldige Socrates, Moralische Kantaten, Moralische Kantaten, Emma und Eginhard, Emma und Eginhard, Flavius Bertaridus, Flavius Bertaridus, Miriways, Miriways, Der Tag des Gerichts, Der Tag des Gerichts, Admiralitatsmusik, Admiralitatsmusik, Ich weis - das mein Erloser lebt, Ich weis - das mein Erloser lebt, Erquicktes Herz, Erquicktes Herz, Pastorella vagha bella, Pastorella vagha bella, Fantasia no 2 in A minor, Fantasia no 2 in A minor, Gesegnet ist die Zuversicht, Gesegnet ist die Zuversicht, Fantasia no 3 in B minor, Fantasia no 3 in B minor, Das ist je gewislich wahr, Das ist je gewislich wahr, Orpheus, Orpheus, 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin, 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin, Der neumodische Liebhaber Damon, Der neumodische Liebhaber Damon, Passions, Passions, Suite in A Minor for Recorder - Strings & Continuo - TWV 50:A3: VI Passepied I & II, Suite in A Minor for Recorder - Strings & Continuo - TWV 50:A3: VI Passepied I & II, Begluckte Niedrigkeit, Begluckte Niedrigkeit, Concerto for Oboe - Strings & Continuo in F Minor - TWV 51:f2: I Allegro, Concerto for Oboe - Strings & Continuo in F Minor - TWV 51:f2: I Allegro, Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin TWV 04:17: I Sonata, Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin TWV 04:17: I Sonata, Sonate Corellisante no 6 in D major - TWV 42:D8: II Corrente Vivace, Sonate Corellisante no 6 in D major - TWV 42:D8: II Corrente Vivace, Uber das niedersachsische versapen, Uber das niedersachsische versapen, Concerto for Oboe D'A - Strings & Continuo in A major - TWV 51:A2: I Siciliano, Concerto for Oboe D'A - Strings & Continuo in A major - TWV 51:A2: I Siciliano, Kantate - BWV 141 "Das ist je gewislich wahr": II Aria (Tenor) - "Jesus ist der Menschen Heil", Kantate - BWV 141 "Das ist je gewislich wahr": II Aria (Tenor) - "Jesus ist der Menschen Heil", 36 Fantasias for harpsichord - TWV 33: No 32 in A minor: I Vivace, 36 Fantasias for harpsichord - TWV 33: No 32 in A minor: I Vivace, Ouverture-Suite - TWV 55:a2: VII Polonaise, Ouverture-Suite - TWV 55:a2: VII Polonaise, Fantasy No 8 in E major, Fantasy No 8 in E major, Concerto polonois in G major - TWV 43:G7: Allegro moderato, Concerto polonois in G major - TWV 43:G7: Allegro moderato, Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin TWV 04:17: IV Aria: "Du Aufenthalt der blassen Sorgen" - Accompagnato: "Du bist ein ungestumes Meer" - Arioso: "Komm - sanfter Tod" - Recitativo: "Im Himmel ist der Sitz" (Bass), Du aber - Daniel - gehe hin TWV 04:17: IV Aria: "Du Aufenthalt der blassen Sorgen" - Accompagnato: "Du bist ein ungestumes Meer" - Arioso: "Komm - sanfter Tod" - Recitativo: "Im Himmel ist der Sitz" (Bass), Suite from Tafelmusik - Book 3: Badinage, Suite from Tafelmusik - Book 3: Badinage, Ich habe Lust zu scheiden, Ich habe Lust zu scheiden, Ouverture - jointes d’une Suite tragi-comique in D major - TWV 55:D22: Remede experimente: La Poste et la Dance Menuet en Rondea, Ouverture - jointes d’une Suite tragi-comique in D major - TWV 55:D22: Remede experimente: La Poste et la Dance Menuet en Rondea, Oboe Concerto in D minor - TWV 51:d1: III Adagio, Oboe Concerto in D minor - TWV 51:d1: III Adagio, La changeante: II Loure, La changeante: II Loure, Fantasy No 6 in E minor, Fantasy No 6 in E minor, Kantate - BWV 141 "Das ist je gewislich wahr": IV - Aria (Bass) "Jesu - Trost der Geistlich Armen", Kantate - BWV 141 "Das ist je gewislich wahr": IV - Aria (Bass) "Jesu - Trost der Geistlich Armen", Fantasy No 11 in F major, Fantasy No 11 in F major, Generalbaslieder TWV25:39-85: 41 Verlaumder (Crispino - sage doch), Generalbaslieder TWV25:39-85: 41 Verlaumder (Crispino - sage doch), Les nations anciens et modernes: V Les Suedois anciens, Les nations anciens et modernes: V Les Suedois anciens
The 36 Fantasias for Keybo, Four sonatas for flute and, Telemann for Mandolin, Twelve fantasias for flute s, Telemann for Two
Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann.
Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history (at least in terms of surviving oeuvre) 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 Telemann the godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, and to George Frideric Handel, whom Telemann also knew personally. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles (French, Italian) and is even at times influenced by Polish popular music. 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.
Georg Philipp Telemann Wikipedia
Telemann was born in Magdeburg, then the capital of the Duchy of Magdeburg, Brandenburg-Prussia. His father Heinrich, deacon at the Church of the Holy Spirit (Heilige-Geist-Kirche), died when Telemann was four. The future composer received his first music lessons at 10, from a local organist, and became immensely interested in music in general, and composition in particular. Despite opposition from his mother and relatives, who forbade any musical activities, Telemann found it possible to study and compose in secret, even creating an opera at age 12.
In 1697 After studies at the Domschule in Magdeburg and at a school in Zellerfeld Telemann was sent to the famous Gymnasium Andreanum at Hildesheim, where his musical talent flourished, supported by school authorities, including the rector himself. Telemann was becoming equally adept both at composing and performing, teaching himself flute, oboe, violin, recorder, double bass, and other instruments. In 1701 he graduated from the Gymnasium and went to Leipzig to become a student at the Leipzig University, where he intended to study law. He ended up becoming a professional musician, regularly composing works for Nikolaikirche and even St. Thomas (Thomaskirche). In 1702 he became director of the city's opera house Opernhaus auf dem Bruhl, and later music director at the Neukirche. Prodigiously productive, Telemann supplied a wealth of new music for Leipzig, including several operas, and became engaged in a conflict with the cantor of Thomaskirche, Johann Kuhnau. The conflict intensified when Telemann started employing numerous students for his projects, including those that were Kuhnau's, from Thomasschule.
Telemann left Leipzig in 1705 after receiving an invitation to become Kapellmeister for the court of Count Erdmann II of Promnitz at Sorau (now Zary, in Poland). His career there was cut short in early 1706 by the hostilities of the Great Northern War, and after a short period of travels he entered the service of Duke Johann Wilhelm of Saxe-Eisenach, becoming Konzertmeister on 24 December 1708 and Secretary and Kapellmeister in August 1709. During his tenure at Eisenach Telemann created a very large amount of music: at least four annual cycles of church cantatas, dozens of sonatas and concertos, and other works. In 1709 he married Amalie Louise Juliane Eberlin, lady-in-waiting to the Countess of Promnitz and daughter of the musician Daniel Eberlin. Their daughter was born in January 1711. The mother died soon afterwards, leaving Telemann depressed and distraught. After less than a year he sought another position, and moved to Frankfurt on 18 March 1712 to become city music director and Kapellmeister at the Barfusserkirche. Here, as in Leipzig, he was a powerful force in the city's musical life, creating music for two major churches, civic ceremonies, and various city ensembles and musicians.
On 28 August 1714 Telemann married his second wife, Maria Catharina Textor, daughter of a Frankfurt council clerk. They eventually had nine children together. Telemann continued to be extraordinarily productive and successful, even augmenting his income by working for Eisenach employers as a Kapellmeister von Haus aus, that is, regularly sending new music while not actually living in Eisenach. Telemann's first published works also appeared during the Frankfurt period. The composer, however, was still ambitious and wishing for a better post, so in 1721 he accepted the invitation to work in Hamburg as Kantor of the Johanneum Lateinschule, and music director of the city's five largest churches. Soon after arrival, Telemann encountered some opposition from church officials who found his secular music and activities to be too much of a distraction for both Telemann himself and the townsfolk. The next year, when Johann Kuhnau died and the city of Leipzig was looking for a new Thomaskantor, Telemann applied for the job and was approved, yet declined after Hamburg authorities agreed to give him a suitable raise. After another candidate, Christoph Graupner, declined, the post went to Johann Sebastian Bach.
With the exception of a few trips, including one to Paris in 1737, Telemann remained in Hamburg for the rest of his life. His first years there were plagued by marital troubles: his wife's infidelity, and her gambling debts, which amounted to a sum larger than Telemann's annual income. The composer was saved from bankruptcy by the efforts of his friends, and by the numerous successful music and poetry publications Telemann made during 1725–40. By 1736 husband and wife were no longer living together. Although still active and fulfilling the many duties of his job, Telemann became less productive in the 1740s, taking up theoretical studies, as well as hobbies such as gardening and cultivating exotic plants, something of a fad in Hamburg at that time, and a hobby shared by Handel. Telemann's eldest son Andreas died in 1755, and Andreas' son Georg Michael Telemann was raised by the aging composer. Troubled by health problems and failing eyesight in his last years, Telemann was still composing into the 1760s. He died on the evening of 25 June 1767 from what was recorded at the time as a "chest ailment." He was succeeded at his Hamburg post by his godson, Johann Sebastian Bach's second son Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach.
Telemann was the most prolific composer of his time: his oeuvre comprises more than 3,000 pieces. The first accurate estimate of the number of his works was provided by musicologists only during the 1980s and 1990s, when extensive thematic catalogues were published. During his lifetime and the latter half of the 18th century, Telemann was very highly regarded by colleagues and critics alike. Numerous theorists (Marpurg, Mattheson, Quantz, and Scheibe, among others) cited his works as models, and major composers such as J.S. Bach and Handel bought and studied his published works. He was immensely popular not only in Germany but also in the rest of Europe: orders for editions of Telemann's music came from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, and Spain. It was only in the early 19th century that his popularity came to a sudden halt. Most lexicographers started dismissing him as a "polygraph" who composed too many works, a Vielschreiber for whom quantity came before quality. Such views were influenced by an account of Telemann's music by Christoph Daniel Ebeling, a late-18th-century critic who in fact praised Telemann's music and made only passing critical remarks of his productivity. After the Bach revival, Telemann's works were judged as inferior to Bach's and lacking in deep religious feeling. For example, by 1911, the Encyclopaedia Britannica lacked an article about Telemann, and in one of its few mentions of him referred to "the vastly inferior work of lesser composers such as Telemann" in comparison to Handel and Bach.
Particularly striking examples of such judgements were produced by noted Bach biographers Philipp Spitta and Albert Schweitzer, who criticized Telemann's cantatas and then praised works they thought were composed by Bach, but which were composed by Telemann. The last performance of a substantial work by Telemann (Der Tod Jesu) occurred in 1832, and it was not until the 20th century that his music started being performed again. The revival of interest in Telemann began in the first decades of the 20th century and culminated in the Barenreiter critical edition of the 1950s. Today each of Telemann's works is usually given a TWV number, which stands for Telemann-Werke-Verzeichnis (Telemann Works Catalogue).
Telemann's music was one of the driving forces behind the late Baroque and the early Classical styles. Starting in the 1710s he became one of the creators and foremost exponents of the so-called German mixed style, an amalgam of German, French, Italian and Polish styles. Over the years, his music gradually changed and started incorporating more and more elements of the galant style, but he never completely adopted the ideals of the nascent Classical era: Telemann's style remained contrapuntally and harmonically complex, and already in 1751 he dismissed much contemporary music as too simplistic. Composers he influenced musically included pupils of J.S. Bach in Leipzig, such as Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach and Johann Friedrich Agricola, as well as those composers who performed under his direction in Leipzig (Christoph Graupner, Johann David Heinichen and Johann Georg Pisendel), composers of the Berlin lieder school, and finally, his numerous pupils, none of whom, however, became major composers.
Equally important for the history of music were Telemann's publishing activities. By pursuing exclusive publication rights for his works, he set one of the most important early precedents for regarding music as the intellectual property of the composer. The same attitude informed his public concerts, where Telemann would frequently perform music originally composed for ceremonies attended only by a select few members of the upper class.
See List of operas by TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann's Passions
Cantata Cycle 1716–1717
Die Donner-Ode ("The Ode of Thunder") TWV 6:3a-b
Du bleibest dennoch unser Gott (Erstausgabe 1730)
Ihr Volker, hort
Sei tausendmal willkommen (Erstausgabe 1730)
Die Tageszeiten ("The Times of the Day") (1757)
Gott, man lobet dich, Cantata for the Peace of Paris, 1763, for 5-part chorus, flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, strings & continuo, TWV 14:12
not by Telemann: Der Schulmeister ("The Schoolmaster" 1751), by Christoph Ludwig Fehre.
Hamburger Admiralitatsmusik several years including TWV 24:1
Der Tag des Gerichts ("The Day of Judgement")(1761-62)
Hamburgische Kapitansmusik (various years)
Der Tod Jesu ("The Death of Jesus") TWV 5:6 (1755)
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu" ("The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus") TWV 6:6, (1760)
Trauermusik for emperor Karl VII (1745) Ich hoffete aufs Licht, TWV 4:13
Trauermusik for Hamburg mayor nl:Garlieb Sillem Schwanengesang TWV 4:6
Der aus der Lowengrube errettete Daniel ("Daniel Delivered from the Lion’s Den") (1731) [This has been incorrectly attributed to Handel]
Grillen-symphonie TWV 50:1
Ouverture (Wassermusik: Hamburger Ebb und Fluth) TWV 55:C3
Ouverture des nations anciens et modernes in G TWV 55:G4
Ouverture in G minor TWV 55:g4
Suite in A minor for recorder, strings, and continuo TWV 55:a2
Overture: Alster Echo in F, for 4 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo, TWV55:F11
Sinfonia Spirituosa in D Major (2 violins, viola & continuo, trumpet ad libitum) TWV 44:1
Tafelmusik (1733) ('Tafelmusik' refers to music meant to accompany a meal)
Der getreue Musikmeister (1728), a musical journal containing 70 small vocal and instrumental compositions
Twelve Paris Quartets in two sets of six (Quadri a violino, flauto traversiere, viola da gamba o violoncello, e fondamento, 1730, reprinted as Six quatuors, 1736; Nouveaux quatuors en six suites, 1738) for flute, violin, viola da gamba or cello, continuo, TWV 43:G1,D1,A1,g1,e1,h1 (first set), TWV 43:D3,a2,G4,h2,A3,e4 (second set)
Twelve Fantasias for Transverse Flute without Bass TWV 40:2-13
Twelve Fantasias for Violin without Bass TWV 40:14-25
Six Canonical Sonatas TWV 40: 118-123
Six Concertos for Flute and Harpsichord TWV 42.
Violin Concerto in A Major "Die Relinge" TWV 51:A4
Concerto for Three Violins in F major, TWV 53:F1
Four Concertos for Four Violins TWV 40:201-204
Concerto in G Major for Viola and String Orchestra, TWV 51:G9; the first known concerto for viola, still regularly performed today
Concerto in G Major for Two Violas and String Orchestra, TWV 52:G3
Concerto for Two Horns in D Major TWV 52:D1
Concerto for Two Horns in D Major TWV 52:D2
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in D Major 51:D8
Trumpet Concerto in D major, 51:D 7
Concerto in D for Trumpet and 2 Oboes, 53:D 2
Concerto in D for Trumpet, Violin and Violoncello, 53:D 5
Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets, Timpani, 2 Oboes, 54:D 3
Concerto in D for 3 Trumpets, Timpani, 54:D 4
Concerto in C major for 2 Chalumeaux, 2 Bassoons and Orchestra, 52:C 1
Concerto in D minor for Two Chalumeaux and Orchestra, 52:d 1
Concerto in A Major
Concerto in C Minor
Concerto in D Minor
Concerto in E Minor
Concerto in F Minor
Concerto in G Major
Sonata in A Minor
Sonata in G minor
Concerto in D Major, TWV51:D2
Concerto in E Minor for recorder & traverso, TWV51:e1
Concerto in B Minor, TWV41:h3
Concerto in C Minor, TWV41:c3