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Georg Philipp Telemann


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(1681 – 1767)

Georg Philipp Telemann (14th March 1681–25th June 1767) was a German Baroque composer, born in Magdeburg. Self-taught in music, he studied law at the University of Leipzig. The most prolific composer of his era, he was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach and a life-long friend of Georg Friedrich Händel. While in the present day Bach is generally thought of as the greater composer, Telemann was more widely renowned for his musical abilities during his lifetime.

Telemann traveled widely, absorbing various musical styles and incorporating them into his own compositions. He is known for writing concertos for unusual 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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  • OG-Gurda

    I do not listen to band Teleman but I helped and flagged redirection.

    17 Jul 8:07pm Reply
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  • nielsmooij

    for the people also listening to the band Teleman, we need to flag the redirection of the artist on the top of the screen. Go to At the top it will say "Redirected from: Teleman" and next to it will be "flag this", click this and select "Teleman is correct". I just want my scrobbles to be correct :)

    13 May 10:20am Reply
  • nielsmooij

    The band Teleman redirects here.. pretty frustrating. How do we get to fix this? [4]

    13 May 10:09am Reply
  • underratedkids

    The band Teleman redirects here.. pretty frustrating. How do we get to fix this? [3]

    12 May 10:25am Reply
  • mattlov68

    The band Teleman redirects here.. pretty frustrating. How do we get to fix this? [2]

    3 May 11:57pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    I do not agree that he is better than Bach, Telemann is dope however

    26 Mar 1:43am Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Telemann is the man ;)

    25 Mar 7:32am Reply
  • Zimmerman333

    The only composer that is more prolific than Bach.

    20 Mar 3:24am Reply
  • pleaserepent


    14 Feb 12:19pm Reply
  • I0000days

    The only composer that is sometimes better than Bach.

    13 Feb 5:25pm Reply
  • colbas

    kurva anyád Georg Philipp Telemann

    23 Jan 4:18pm Reply
  • frankiefrogfive

    i came here for teleman

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • x_modern_way_x

    I'd really appreciate it if Teleman didn't redirect here either... Even different spelling! I don't get it! I don't want my scrobbles coming here!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • theneongreen

    The band Teleman redirects here.. pretty frustrating. How do we get to fix this?

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • zazou54

    Teleman...Rameau...Lully des musique de coeur pour un esprit ouvert et en paix

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • herman78

    For some reason all Teleman-music ends up here, whether I scrobble through Spotify or Universal Scrobbler...

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
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    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • neezinu

    Baroque <3

    18 May 2013 Reply
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    18 May 2013 Reply
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