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Title
Tafelmusik
Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann 1681-1767
Conductor
Reinhard Goebel
Performer
Musica Antiqua Köln
Publisher
Archiv, 1989
4 cd's + boekje
Recording date
1988
Playing time
04:12:54
EAN
0028942761926
CDR
CJX0695

About Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfiːlɪp ˈteːləman]; 24 March [O.S. 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 that city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died less than two years after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving him. …Read more on Wikipedia

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