Georg Philipp Telemann

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A remarkably prolific, skillful, and forward-thinking German composer, who wrote many sacred and secular vocal works as well as orchestral, chamber, and keyboard music.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Tafelmusik (Musique de table), collection of 18 chamber pieces for various ensembles organized into 3 "productions" 1733 04:15:26 Chamber Music Orchestral
Trumpet Concerto for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D7 1708 07:59 Concerto
Quartet for flute, oboe, violin & continuo in G major (Tafelmusik I/2), TWV 43:G2 1733 13:28 Chamber Music
Overture, suite for recorder (or flute), strings & continuo in A minor, TWV 55:a2 1735 25:13 Orchestral
Overture, suite for 2 flutes, strings & continuo in E minor (Tafelmusik I/1), TWV 55:e1 1733 28:50 Orchestral
Concerto for viola, strings & continuo in G major, TWV 51:G9 1716 12:24 Concerto
Concerto for horn, violin, 2 violas & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D8 1708 08:47 Concerto
Overture, suite for trumpet, oboe, strings & continuo in D major (Tafelmusik II:1), TWV 55:D1 1733 26:40 Orchestral
Concerto for recorder, flute, strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 52:e1 1712 13:46 Concerto
Sonata for 2 flutes (or 2 violins) No. 5 in B minor (Sonates sans basse No. 5), TWV40:105 1727 10:27 Chamber Music
Solo, for oboe & continuo in G minor (Tafelmusik III/5), TWV 41:g6 1733 11:28 Chamber Music
Fantasia for flute No. 1 in A major, TWV 40:2 1732 03:23 Chamber Music
Trio for recorder, harpsichord & continuo in B flat major (Essercizii Musici No. 8/16), TWV 42:B4 1725 08:06 Chamber Music
Overture, suite for 2 trumpets, timpani, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 55:D18 1768 17:24 Orchestral
Concerto for 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, timpani, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54:D3 1716 09:50 Concerto
Volker-Overture, suite for strings & continuo in B flat major (a.k.a "Klingende Geographie"), TWV 55:B5 1723 20:08 Orchestral
Sonata for 2 flutes (or 2 violins) No. 4 in E minor (Sonates sans basse No. 4), TWV40:104 1727 11:52 Chamber Music
Concerto for 3 trumpets & orchestra in B flat major (arranged from Septet, TWV 44:43) 1768 09:59 Concerto
Er kam, lobsinget ihm, sacred cantata (Ode) for chorus, flute, oboe, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings & continuo, TWV 1:462 1759 15:25 Choral Vocal Music
Wasser Overture, for 2 recorders, flute, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in C major ("Hamburger Ebb und Fluth"), TWV 55:C3 1723 23:28 Orchestral
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