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Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681 - 1767), composer

Steven Zohn

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Magdeburg, 14 March 1681; d Hamburg, 25 June 1767 ). German composer. The most prolific composer of his time, he was widely regarded as Germany’s leading composer during the first half of the 18th century. He remained at the forefront of musical innovation throughout his career, and was an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles. He also contributed significantly to Germany’s concert life and the

Keywords: Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, Hildesheim; Leipzig, Sorau; Eisenach, Frankfurt; Hamburg; Influence and reputation; Sacred vocal music; Secular vocal music; Instrumental music; Theory

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Subjects: Music

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